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�Walkathon� creates awareness about asthma

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GUWAHATI, May 8 - On the occasion of World Asthma Day today, Apollo Hospitals Guwahati, organised a �walkathon� (1-km) on Tuesday for creating awareness about asthma among the people.

The walkathon started from the main gate of the hospital and the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff participated in the event.

Dr Rohit Jaswal, director of medical services, issued advisories for the general public that if patients have any symptoms of asthma, like cough, breathing difficulty, etc., they should consult doctors for early diagnosis and effective management of the same to lead a healthy life. Dr Kripesh Ranjan Sarmah, consultant pulmonologist of the hospital, conducted complementary Spirometry Test for patients in the hospital.

Leaflets containing precautions and curative measures to fight asthma were also distributed among the patients in the hospital. In India, 30 million people suffer from asthma.

This initiative was taken by Apollo Hospitals Guwahati mainly to make the people aware of the disease and to take efforts towards prevention and management of asthma.

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�Walkathon� creates awareness about asthma

GUWAHATI, May 8 - On the occasion of World Asthma Day today, Apollo Hospitals Guwahati, organised a �walkathon� (1-km) on Tuesday for creating awareness about asthma among the people.

The walkathon started from the main gate of the hospital and the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff participated in the event.

Dr Rohit Jaswal, director of medical services, issued advisories for the general public that if patients have any symptoms of asthma, like cough, breathing difficulty, etc., they should consult doctors for early diagnosis and effective management of the same to lead a healthy life. Dr Kripesh Ranjan Sarmah, consultant pulmonologist of the hospital, conducted complementary Spirometry Test for patients in the hospital.

Leaflets containing precautions and curative measures to fight asthma were also distributed among the patients in the hospital. In India, 30 million people suffer from asthma.

This initiative was taken by Apollo Hospitals Guwahati mainly to make the people aware of the disease and to take efforts towards prevention and management of asthma.