Over 2,000 people learnt CPR in a multi-specialty camp in East Delhi
In a multispecialty camp organised by Heart Care Foundation of India in association with East Delhi Walkers’ Association, over 2000 people were examined by a team of medical experts led by Padmashri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and National Vice President (Elect), India Medical Association. Addressing a gathering of over 2000 people, Dr. Aggarwal said that everybody should walk at least 80 minutes a day and brisk walk 80 minutes in a week. Brisk walking means walking 80 steps per minute. Dr. Aggarwal also interacted with senior heart surgeons: Dr. Sujay Shad, Dr. Rajesh Kaushar, Dr. Mubeen Mohammad, Dr. Sandeep Singh and Dr. Baldev Sekhon. In the discussion, the experts said that sore throat in children should not be neglected, especially if it is without cough and nasal discharge. Streptococcal sore throat can bite the heart permanently. Timely antibiotic in these patients can prevent permanent heart damage. Interacting with other experts, Dr. Chanchal Pal, Dr. Shashi Bala, Dr. Prachi Garg, Dr. Pooja Garg, Dr. Varun Arya, Dr. Mini Mathur and Dr. NK Bhatia, Dr. Aggarwal said that it is better to get a swine flu as seasonal flu as mortality and morbidity is low. He said that prevention of flu involves respiratory hygiene, cough hygiene and hand hygiene. Respiratory hygiene means staying 3 feet away from the person who is coughing or sneezing. Cough etiquettes means not to cough in hands or handkerchief but on the side sleeves of the shirt. Hand hygiene means washing hands thoroughly with a soap and water after touching nasal secretion. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Sr. Orthopedic, Moolchand Medcity said that people who have joint knee problems should not use Indian latrines. Dr. Sweta Gupta, infertility expert, said that today with advance techniques, it is possible to deliver a child in every family.Dr. NK Bhatia, Sr. Transfusion Specialist, said that everybody can donate blood from the age of 16 to 65. Dr Mini Mehta, Dr Nischal Gupta, Dr Saloni Tomar, Dr Rashmi Bhaskar, Dr Chetali Jain, Dr Rohit, Dr Gyanendra, Dr Shelja and Dr Neeraj Gupta Homeopathic Cardiologists of India said that time has come for homeopathic doctors to specialize in cardiology and practice as homeopathic cardiologists.
Over 2000 people were trained on how to revive a dead person using the technique Hands Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. The Foundation has trained over 30000 people in the last four months.