|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Sept 8: A day long health camp was today organized at Chandi Mata Mandir Lower Jallo Chak, Bari Brahmana.
The camp was organized under the supervision of Dr. Sushil Sharma, HOD Cardiology department Super-Speciality hospital. More than 500 patients were screened, evaluated and sensitised for various health ailments. Blood sugar, ECG tests were performed and medicines were also given as per the requirements.
While interacting with the people Dr Sushil stated that for any meaningful effect in treatment and control of CVD in our region, healthcare must be brought closer to the people. Since the global burden of disease has continued to shift from communicable diseases to non-communicable diseases with cardiovascular disease taking the lead, it is imperative that primary prevention should have a high priority for CVD control.
Further limited resources and the high cost of CVD treatment also necessitates a model that has to be built around a non-physician workforce and at the community level, including community health workers, nurses, religious trusts, and other allied health professionals in the primary care settings.
Others who were instrumental in this awareness camp includes Dr S K Bali ( Nephrologist) , Dr .Vyas Dev ( Ortho Surgeon), Dr Javed Iqbal , Dr Abdul Hamid and Dr Dhaneshwar Kapoor. Paramedics and Volunteers Includes Rohit Khajuria, Vijay Bhardwaj, Raghav Rajput, Gourav Heera, Rajinder Singh, Harvinder Singh, Maninder Singh, Gourav Sharma , Rohit Chalotra, Vikas Kumar and Rajkumar.