GUWAHATI, Sept 29 - GNRC Hospitals, as part of its observation of World Heart Day today, organised several events for raising awareness about cardiovascular diseases.
Brig (Dr) Bolin K Datta, Medical Director, GNRC Medical, inaugurated the quiz and painting competitions at GNRC Medical, North Guwahati, where students from Class IX to Class XII from across the State participated.
�Cardiovascular diseases have become a menace worldwide. The situation is worse in developing countries like India. However, 80 per cent of deaths from cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioural risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol,� Dr Datta added.
Walkathon: Narayana Superspeciality Hospital here organised a walkathon themed �Power Your Life� on the occasion of World Heart Day at the Judges� Field today. Over 5,000 fitness enthusiasts, artistes, entrepreneurs, budding athletes, students, police personnel and health professionals from across the city came together to campaign for one cause � to power your life and care for your heart.
The participants also carried banners and placards displaying messages to create awareness about a healthy heart and healthy life.
Free health camp: City-based Dispur Hospitals today organised a free health camp on the occasion of World Heart Day at its Ganeshguri campus, where over 80 patients from Golaghat, Tezpur, Nagaon and Kamrup districts participated. The camp succeeded in detecting many new diabetic cases along with few complicated heart patients. Dr Banajit Chaudhury and Dr Chandan Modak conducted the daylong camp. A march for creating awareness about various heart ailments was also organised by the institution.