Assam’s Dispur Hospitals to observe World Heart Day
Posted on September 23rd, 2016

 By Our Correspondent

Guwahati: The city based Dispur Hospitals prepare to observe the World Heart Day on 29 September next with the global spirit to reduce the number of cardiovascular patients. The popular private hospital of northeast India will organize a free health camp on the occasion for all cardiac patients .

The camp, scheduled to begin at 9 am (and to continue till 2 pm) on the hospital campus at Ganeshguri locality, will be open for the citizens, where the participants would get the opportunity  to check various heart related parameters like blood pressure, blood sugar, electrocardiograph etc.

Mentionable is that the heart day is observed every year across the globe with an aim to raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases, which emerge as the number one killer of human beings worldwide. The statistics reveal that various heart disease & strokes claim 17.3 million lives every year around the world. And by 2020, one third of all human deaths on the planet will be attributed to the cardiovascular diseases.

Shockingly India has been emerging as the world capital of heart patients. The populous country today takes the burden of over 30 million patients with heart related ailments. Moreover it witnesses the deaths of around 3 million people because of cardiovascular diseases every year.

However, 80% of those premature deaths can be avoided with necessary precautions. Geneva based World Heart Federation, which promotes the heart day celebrations worldwide, preaches for improving global heart health by encouraging people for lifestyle changes with acquiring knowledge about being good to the heart.

We are supporting the mission of World Health Organization to reduce the non-communicable disease mortality rate by 2025 with the reduction of premature deaths because of cardiovascular diseases. The heart day celebration is one of our initiatives,” said Dr Jayanta Bardoloi, the chief of Dispur Hospitals.

He also added that few dangerous risk factors leading to the heart ailments and strokes include high blood pressure, high level of bad cholesterol, increased glucose level, increased weight and obesity, which are normally triggered by the smoking habit, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.

The Dispur Hospitals private limited also plans to take out a Walkathon on Thursday morning in the city streets for enhancing awareness about various heart ailments. The walk will start from the hospital premises at 6 am, informed Ujjal Saikia of Dispur Hospitals adding that senior Assamese journalist Nava Thakuria will flag off the march.

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