Revitalising his campaign to reduce the burden of cardiovascular diseases, Dr. Sushil Sharma today conducted a cardiac awareness cum check up camp in the heart of the city, at Shri Atam Vallabh Jain Bhawan, Fattu Chogan, Jammu.
Accompanied by a team of young doctors, paramedics and volunteers, Dr. Sushil Sharma examined people of the area for prevalence of cardiac diseases and other health ailments. More than 200 people were screened and thoroughly evaluated, diagnosed. They were also provided free medicines as per the requirements.
Hinting at the positive correlation between CVDs and demographic changes, Dr. Sushil said that Cardiovascular disease (CVD) today is responsible for approximately one-third of deaths worldwide and the figure was on increase in both developing and developed countries due to increase in the risk factors. He informed that it is alarming to note that the prevalence of Cardiac diseases in unplanned urban settings is much more than their counterparts residing in rural areas. He added that urban sample is associated with higher levels of body mass index, blood pressure, fasting blood lipids (total cholesterol, ratio of cholesterol to HDL cholesterol, triglycerides), and diabetes. The increasing use of tobacco, hectic lifestyle and industrialization in urban areas also translate into higher mortality rates of CVD, lung cancer, and other tobacco-related diseases, he added. "Coronary artery disease and coronary risk factors were two or three times higher among the urban as compared to the rural subjects, which may be due to greater sedentary behaviour and alcohol intake among urbans".
Sudershan Kumar Jain(Chairman), Pardeep Jain(Gen. Sec.), Inderjeet Jain , Deepak Jain and Parveen seth Jain commended the efforts of Dr. Sushil and his team to reach out to all section of people , rural as well as urban, to spread awareness and providing healthcare facilities at their door step.