World Diabetes Day observed by various health, other institutions

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 14: World Diabetes Day was observed today by various health and other institutions across the union territory of J&K.
The Day was observed at Super Speciality Hospital, GMC Jammu by Department of Endocrinology in collaboration with Department of Medicine, GMC Jammu. Dr Sunanda Raina, Principal, GMC Jammu was the chief guest on the occasion. She inaugurated diabetes screening/awareness camp and judged the poster making competition organized on the occasion. Many patients were screened, diagnosed and treated free of cost during the camp. The attraction of the event was nukad natak staged by Nursing and Paramedical staff of the Hospital, giving clear message to the community regarding healthy lifestyle and dietary practice. Dr Vishal Tandon from Pharmacology Department also gave a public awareness message in Dogri and Urdu language.
To mark the occasion, Rotary Club of Jammu, Midtown organized a medical camp and diabetes awareness programme in collaboration with renowned doctors from ASCOMS at Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Udeywala in Jammu. Over 200 patients were examined during the camp by a team of doctors including Dr Ashok Bakaya (cardiologist), Dr Kapil (physician), Dr Deepa Bakaya from ASCOMS, Dr R K Garyali (Surgeon), Dr Nira Singh (pediatrician) and Dr Sushma Garyali from Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Udeywala. While blood sugar test for Diabetes was with the courtesy of M/s Swastik Laboratory Kachhi Chawani, Jammu, free medicines were distributed to the patients by Rotary Club of Jammu Midtown.
To observe World Diabetes Day, a diabetic camp was organized today by Dr Gaurav Kesar at Diabetes Care Centre at Lok Sewa Medical Hall, Karanbagh, Gadigarh in Jammu. The camp included free diagnostic facilities for HBA1C, Lipid Profile, Fasting Blood Sugar, BMI, PPG, Micral to the patients. More than 100 patients were screened during the camp and the needy among them were provided free medicines, diet chart and glucometer. Dr Kesar also discussed various aspects in the management of the disease.
The Day was observed across the district Samba under the supervision of Chief Medical Officer, Samba, Dr Rajinder Samyal. Free diabetes detection-cum-awareness camps were held at various health institutions including Health & Wellness Centres across the District. On the occasion at CHC Ramgarh, Dr Samyal discussed about various aspects in the management of diabetes with the patients and general public. Dr Anju Saraf, Medical Officer, School Health, while speaking at Emergency Hospital Vijaypur, said that left untreated or unmanaged diabetes can lead to life-changing complications which include blindness, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke. Similar activities were also performed in District Hospital Samba, Block Nud and Block Purmandal.