With an aim to create awareness among the masses regarding heart and heart-related diseases, 'World Heart Day' is celebrated on 29 September 2021.
A leading hospital of the city, the GNRC Hospitals, which has been offering their dedicated healthcare services for more than a decade, has taken several initiatives for this month to make people more aware about heart health.
During each of their health camps, the GNRC hospitals urged the people to take care of their hearts and spread awareness about cardiovascular diseases. The leading hospital has recently organized free health camps in Amar Ghar (Senior citizen's retirement home) and Destination (A real home for persons/children with special need).
Interacting with Fit Northeast, resident doctor from the pioneer hospital, Dr Nilamoni Das expressed his satisfaction over being a part of such a noble initiative and expressed his thanks to GNRC for giving him to the opportunity to serve the people.
During each of their health camps, the GNRC hospitals urged the people to take care of their hearts and spread awareness about cardiovascular diseases.
Dr Das said to Fit Northeast, "In the health camps we check the blood pressure, sugar levels, heart conditions through some basic tests and suggest treatment to the patient accordingly if there is an issue of tension."
Keeping in view this year's theme for World Heart Day - 'Heart to Heart Connect: The Digital Way', an interactive session on 'Blood Pressure and Heart Diseases' was conducted on social media platforms by Dr Prabir Gupta, who is a senior cardiologist at GNRC hospital.
Another similar session titled 'Cardiac diseases: Its symptoms and management' was conducted by a senior cardiologist of the hospital, Dr Biplab Paul.
An article titled 'Cholesterol and heart health' by Dr Anup Boro was published in a local daily, Assamiya Khabor. Dr Boro is the Director of the Cardiology Department at the GNRC hospital.
Similarly the English daily, The Sentinel and its digital page published another article titled 'Heart to heart connect: the digital way' by Dr Rajnish Duarah, senior surgeon CTVS at the GNRC hospital.