The Hayat Super Speciality Hospital in Guwahati has always been recognized for giving high-quality treatment of heart disease. In conjunction with World Heart Day, a 'Heart Failure Clinic' was inaugurated at the hospital by Anurag Goel, Principal Secretary to the Assam Health and Family Welfare Department.
Along with that an in-house magazine of the hospital titled 'Hayat Mirror' was also launched.
MD of the Hospital Rajiv Saikia, head of the cardiology department of the hospital, Dr. Chinmoy Majumdar, Professor Shahid Ali, Dr. Simba Mazumdar, Dr. Rajeev Bhattacharjee was present at the event. Renounced singer Tarali Sharma and musician Jitul Sonowal were present at the ceremony.
In his inaugural speech, Goel congratulated Hayat Hospital for their new initiative. He said that almost globally, every year 17.9 million people die. Out of that 32% of the total deaths in the world are due to cardiovascular diseases and 2% of the deaths are because of heart attacks and strokes, he added.
Researchers say that India has a huge contribution to cardiovascular diseases. It was highlighted that if it is seen from the public health point of view, it takes a family to below poverty level due to its high treatment charges. There is a huge socio-economic cost involved.
Concluding his speech, he informed the masses that with the help of funding from a Japanese company, the Medical College at Dibrugarh got 2 cath labs and the medical college in Silchar also got cath labs.
Out of that 32% of the total deaths in the world are due to cardiovascular diseases and 2% of the deaths are because of heart attacksAddressing the media, Dr Chinmoy Majumdar said that we should always focus more on making people aware of heart-related issues. After a certain age of 30/35, we should start doing some exercises regularly to keep the body healthy.
Special attention should be given to the food which we eat. Oily, red meat should be avoided. Intake of green leafy vegetables should be encouraged. As we equally give preference to the treatment of cardiovascular disease, so it is very important to ensure and control other health issues like thyroid, hypertension and diabetes.
It is very important to know and realize that heart ailments just don't start suddenly or automatically, there is always a pre-lying co-morbid condition for it. He highlighted that after a person is diagnosed with heart issues, it is very important to know the exact problem.
Then treatment can be started and it is the patient's responsibility to follow the suggestions and medication given by the doctor. Prevention and treatment go hand in hand.
Explaining the concept of 'Heart Failure Clinic' to the masses, Dr. Majumdar said that spreading awareness has a big role in it. It is not only about curing the patient. The 'Heart Failure Clinic' established here will have counselors which will guide the patients on grounds of the treatment, food and various related issues.
There will be a specially trained nurse who is an expert in understanding the signs and symptoms of the heart failure patient.