On Account of World Heart Day, Manipal Hospitals Bangalore Organizes Awareness Drive for CRPF Jawans

‘Heart to Heart’ Campaign Launched

Bengaluru, Sept 28, 2017: Manipal Hospitals in a bid to instill preventive heart care habits and to raise awareness about various heart ailments dedicated this ‘World Heart Day’ to the CRPF jawans of Bangalore and their family members. The ‘Heart to Heart ‘campaign was unveiled by Chief Guests Dr. S.Sujatha, DIGP (Medical), Composite Hospital, C.R.P.F, Bangalore and South Indian Actress Ms. Pranitha Subhash in the presence of Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Hospitals and Dr. Devananda, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, HOD & Consultant, Manipal Heart Institute.
Free health checks of blood pressure, total cholesterol, ECG, Cardiac consultations was facilitated across all its network Hospitals i.e. Jaipur, Goa, Vijayawada, Salem and Mangalore. Awareness talk on Prevention of Heart Diseases and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – Workshop was organized to build awareness about the importance of healthy heart and to educate jawans on the symptoms of heart ailments.

On Account of World Heart Day, Manipal Hospitals Bangalore Organizes Awareness Drive for CRPF Jawans

On Account of World Heart Day, Manipal Hospitals Bangalore Organizes Awareness Drive for CRPF Jawans

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman Manipal Hospitals said, “We are happy to be serving our CRPF jawans through Heart to Heart campaign and we aim to create awareness on heart ailments and how it can be avoided. Manipal Hospitals have always been the front runners in creating awareness among people on lifestyle diseases that is plaguing our country. One small step taken towards eating healthy and exercising regularly can make a remarkable difference in our lives.”

He further added, “The theme this year is ‘Share the power’ and we urge people to know the importance of heart care and take a step forward to save the lives of their loved ones. It’s never too late to start and the earlier we start the better control we get on our health.”

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. S.Sujatha, DIGP (Medical), Composite Hospital, C.R.P.F, Bangalore, said, “It gives us immense pleasure that Manipal Hospitals have lent their support for our CRPF jawans. It is well known that the jawans have an extremely demanding job and they have to constantly focus on their health and fitness. Heart attacks, depression and suicides have killed more CRPF Jawans. Heart attacks have killed more Jawans (642) than the extremists have (323) in the last five years. Through this campaign they will be able to take a positive step towards leading a healthy life and modifying their lifestyle. Health checkups will certainly create awareness towards early prevention of this deadly lifestyle disease and motivate them to care for their heart and dedicate time for themselves.”

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Pranitha Subhash, South Indian Actress said, “I consider it my privilege to be a part of a noble and great initiative organized by Manipal Hospitals. Considering the stressful life we all lead, it is important for us to be cautious and adopt preventive measures to keep heart ailments at bay.  A little awareness and strong will can go a long way in making the right choices for you and your loved ones. I sincerely urge each one of you to make the most of your life by following healthy regime and live a fulfilling life”

In the year 2015 Manipal Hospitals conducted free heart scans for 10000 people in a span of 8 hours and entered the Asia book of records, Limca book of records, India book of records, India Gunnies Records and World Records India.

India is currently witnessing nearly two million heart attacks a year and majority of the victims are youngsters. Men living in cities are three times more prone to heart attacks than people living in villages. As for women, the risk rises significantly after menopause. Diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, genetic history, lifestyles, especially the higher intake of carbohydrate rich foods and lack of regular physical exercise are other factors that lead to heart attack