World Heart Day celebrated

Excelsior Correspondent

HoD Cardiology GMC Jammu Dr Sushil Sharma speaking on World Heart Day in GMC Jammu on Tuesday.
HoD Cardiology GMC Jammu Dr Sushil Sharma speaking on World Heart Day in GMC Jammu on Tuesday.

JAMMU, Sept 29: World Heart Day was celebrated with gaiety.
Adhering to the theme “Creating a Heart Healthy Environment” chosen by World Heart Federation (WHF), Cardiology Department of Government Medical College and Super Specialty, Jammu today joined millions others in the world to celebrate World Heart Day.
Head, Department of Cardiology in GMC and Super-Speciality, Jammu Dr Sushil Sharma ensured that whatever is spoken or done throughout the day inside the hospital premises, theme remains cornerstone of all the events.
The event evoked massive response with Head of almost all departments, faculty members, graduate and post-graduate students, technicians, nurses and even Para-medical staff members attending the event with full zest and zeal.
They heard whatever was spoken by the cardiologists with rapt attention. The staff members of CATH lab were also part of the gathering.
Eminent cardio-thoracic surgeon Dr Gurjit Singh spoke about the dangers of giving little or no importance to food habits while dealing with cardiac diseases. He elaborated on this and gave detailed account of impact of unhealthy food on heart.
Prominent Nephrologist Dr SK Bali gave an account of advances which cardiac science has made during the last decade. Ex-HoD Cardiology emphasized need for eating heart healthy food.
Dr Sushil Sharma gave a detailed lecture on how to create heart healthy environment.
Eminent cardio-thoracic surgeon Dr Arvind Kohli, Administrator GMC Babila Rakwal and Medical Superinte-ndent SSH Dr Romesh Gupta were also present.
In consonance with the aim of educating the environment on heart disease an interactive session was conducted with the “generation-next”, i.e school children of classes X, XI and XII of Army Public School Akhnoor, today. The presence of school teachers and their interest on the subject was palpable. Specialist from Army gave an educative and a gripping talk on the subject.  The focus of the talk was to draw the attention of the audience on “Prevention is Better Than Cure” concept.  Considering the promising response of the event, a brief insight on the advanced tech at hand to alienate those suffering from cardiac ailments was also covered in detail. A screening programme was consequently conducted at Military Hospital, Akhnoor. 151 patients from multiple age groups from 5 to 90 years attended the camp. The tests included during the event were electrocardiogram and total serum cholesterol/lipid profile to render immediately advice to high risk individuals.
On World Heart Day, an awareness drive on Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) was organised for serving personnel and families, today at 136 Station Health Organisation (Local). Lieutenant Colonel Vivek Gupta Officer Commanding, 136 Station Health Organisation (Local) delivered a health education lecture focusing on current year theme, “Heart-Healthy Environment”.

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