Another good initiative by the city-based hospital, Marwari Hospitals, as the hospital under the guidance of the Head of the Department of Medicine, Dr. Dinesh Agarwal organised a free blood pressure detection test at the premises of Marwari Hospitals on Saturday on the occasion of Hypertension Week.
"We are celebrating the Hypertension week this whole week along with the country. Actually, the actual date of hypertension day was on 17th May, but we planned to celebrate the whole week as hypertension week. We should regularly check BP because this is a very important part of our life because we never know when our BP might get high or low. Today in our camp, we got 7 people who actually don't know that there BP is high. So, they were at risk. In this way, there are many people who have not checked BP in their life and who actually don't know about their blood pressure condition. So, regular checking of BP is very important and yes we can detect the level of hypertension in a human just by BP checking only," said Dr. Dinesh Agarwal, HoD of Medicine, Marwari Hospitals.
Every 11th patient in India has diabetes looking at the current data. Diabetes is a silent killer. It involves the entire body organ. It increases the heart disease by 3-4 timesHe further said, "Today we have checked 115 patients out of which many of them have high blood pressure. We are going to organise another free camp in June and which will be entirely on Diabetes check up and we will name the camp as 'Mega Diabetic Screening Camp.' India is the diabetic capital of the world. We have the 2nd largest population of diabetics in the world after China. Every 11th patient in India has diabetes. Looking at the current data, Diabetes is a silent killer. It involves the entire body organ. It increases the heart disease by 3-4 times. So, to create awareness regarding this deadly disease, we, Marwari Hospitals, will organise the Mega Diabetic Camp in the month of June."
The hypertension detection camp on 21 May started at 10 in the morning and ended at 2 pm. 115 beneficiaries attended the camp. The camp was organised in association with the Indian Society of Hypertension. Mr. Dhrubajyoti Boro, Mr. Dipankar Sarkar, and Mr. Deepjyoti Patowary assisted Dr. Dinesh Agarwal in the camp.