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GUWAHATI, Dec 12 - Bhergaon Tea Industries Private Limited organised a heart care awareness programme in association with the Heart Care Society of Assam, Guwahati Chapter and GNRC hospitals on December 9 at Bhergaon. Senior cardiac surgeon of GNRC Hospitals, Dr Bikash Rai Das participated in the programme as a resource person along with Dr NK Bhattacharjee, a senior cardiologist and founder president of Heart Care Society of Assam. Dr Bhattacharjee informed that the Heart Care Society of Assam is the first registered non-profit NGO working for cardiovascular disease prevention in Assam since 1999. This was stated in a press release.

Dr Bikash Rai Das presented an informative lecture presentation on how to prevent heart disease by observing a healthy lifestyle. He also said that Heart Care Society envisages a scenario where everyone will become aware of the problems of heart diseases and the importance of preventive and timely measures to live a better, longer and healthier life. A team from GNRC Emergency department also demonstrated on a mannequin what to do if a person suddenly becomes unresponsive. They also demonstrated and taught the attendees how to resuscitate an unresponsive patient by doing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

He mentioned that over 200,000 people die of sudden heart attack every year and 50,000 of this 200,000 deaths yearly could be prevented. Once the heart stops beating, brain death occurs in 4 to 6 minutes. Performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation provides oxygen to the brain and other vital organs to give the victim the best chance of full recovery. If CPR is given within the first four minutes of a heart attack, the chances of survival double. The programme was attended by more than 50 participants from various walks of life.

A free heart check-up camp was also held where 73 patients were examined and offered free blood sugar tests and ECGs. Several senior members of Heart Care Society attended the programme. The welcome address was delivered by Anil Kumar Sarma, Manager of Bhergaon Tea Estate. The proprietor of Bhergaon Tea Estate SK Baruah and his son and director of the estate Abinash Baruah also attended the meeting.

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Heart care awareness prog held

GUWAHATI, Dec 12 - Bhergaon Tea Industries Private Limited organised a heart care awareness programme in association with the Heart Care Society of Assam, Guwahati Chapter and GNRC hospitals on December 9 at Bhergaon. Senior cardiac surgeon of GNRC Hospitals, Dr Bikash Rai Das participated in the programme as a resource person along with Dr NK Bhattacharjee, a senior cardiologist and founder president of Heart Care Society of Assam. Dr Bhattacharjee informed that the Heart Care Society of Assam is the first registered non-profit NGO working for cardiovascular disease prevention in Assam since 1999. This was stated in a press release.

Dr Bikash Rai Das presented an informative lecture presentation on how to prevent heart disease by observing a healthy lifestyle. He also said that Heart Care Society envisages a scenario where everyone will become aware of the problems of heart diseases and the importance of preventive and timely measures to live a better, longer and healthier life. A team from GNRC Emergency department also demonstrated on a mannequin what to do if a person suddenly becomes unresponsive. They also demonstrated and taught the attendees how to resuscitate an unresponsive patient by doing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

He mentioned that over 200,000 people die of sudden heart attack every year and 50,000 of this 200,000 deaths yearly could be prevented. Once the heart stops beating, brain death occurs in 4 to 6 minutes. Performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation provides oxygen to the brain and other vital organs to give the victim the best chance of full recovery. If CPR is given within the first four minutes of a heart attack, the chances of survival double. The programme was attended by more than 50 participants from various walks of life.

A free heart check-up camp was also held where 73 patients were examined and offered free blood sugar tests and ECGs. Several senior members of Heart Care Society attended the programme. The welcome address was delivered by Anil Kumar Sarma, Manager of Bhergaon Tea Estate. The proprietor of Bhergaon Tea Estate SK Baruah and his son and director of the estate Abinash Baruah also attended the meeting.