Mangaluru: Manipal Hospitals, a part of Manipal Health Enterprises one of India’s largest healthcare chains, organized free heart screening for 10732 people across its units on the account of ‘World Heart Day’, on September 27.
The mega event has entered the prestigious ‘India/ Asia Book of Records’ as the largest heart screening event by a hospital chain on a single day. The campaign is an attempt to encourage people to follow a healthy lifestyle and adopt preventive measures, to ensure a heart healthy nation.
The screening was conducted across Manipal Hospitals units in Bangalore, Goa, Jaipur, Salem, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam and Mangaluru. KMC Mangaluru witnessed 1812 number of people from across age and gender visiting the camps and taking a pledge to keep their heart healthy. The event also had expert talks by Cardiac Specialist, interaction with doctors to address general queries, free blood pressure and BMI checkups.
“We want people to mark this day in their calendars for regular heart checkups. The phenomenal turn out across units highlight the fact that people don’t mind treading a few miles extra to save their hearts. Cases of cardiac arrest have become a common occurrence due to sedentary lifestyle, bad eating habits, erratic work schedules and lack of physical activity, thus we are taking positive steps in this direction for people to adopt preventive measures through this campaign” Said Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Medical Director & Chairman – Medical Advisory Board, Manipal Health Enterprises.
“Heart ailment related facts are both alarming and disturbing. People between 30 to 50 years die every minute in India due to cardiac arrest. Habits like smoking and drinking must be cut down to lower the risk of stroke as they apart from unhealthy eating are the prime culprits for stroke. Today, we are happy to bring about preventive awareness among people through free screening”, said Dr R L Kamath, HOD of Cardiology, KMC Hospital Mangaluru.
Manipal Hospitals has excelled across all the verticals of healthcare and Cardiology is no exception. Equipped with a team of expert Cardiologists and facility, the hospital is well prepared to perform all kinds of heart related surgeries like open Heart Surgery, Angiographies, Angioplasties, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery with ease and finesse.
Awareness and healthy lifestyle is the key to stay away from strokes. Regular heart checkups can curtail the risk substantially. Regulation of cholesterol level is imperative to avoid chances of stroke. If the statistics have to be believed prevalence of heart failure in India due to coronary heart disease, hypertension, obesity, diabetes and rheumatic heart disease ranges from anywhere between 1.3 to 4.6 million, with an annual incidence of 491,600 to 1.8 million.
About Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt Ltd:
MHEPL is a part of Manipal Education & Medical Group, a leading healthcare provider delivering quality healthcare in India. Operating as ‘Manipal Hospitals’, MHE manages an aggregate of 5,200+ beds among 16 hospitals, over 13 locations across 6 states in India and 1 hospital in Klang, Malaysia. The network of hospitals covers all levels of delivery from primary to quaternary care. It has built a significant, committed clinical and healthcare skill pool of 2,000+ doctors and 6,000 nurses, paramedics and support staff. Dedicated to its core values of “Clinical Excellence, Patient Centricity and Ethical Practices”, MHE delivers the highest standards of healthcare to its patients.
As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is among the largest hospital network in India serving over 2 million patients annually. Its focus is to develop an affordable tertiary care multi specialty healthcare framework through its entire multi specialty delivery spectrum and further extend it to home-care. With its flagship quaternary care facility located in Bangalore, India, 8 tertiary care, 7 secondary care and 2 primary care clinics spread across India and abroad, today Manipal Hospitals successfully operates and manages 5,200+ beds. Manipal Hospitals provides comprehensive curative and preventive care for a multitude of patients from across the globe. Manipal Hospitals is first in India to be awarded accreditation by the AAHRPP for ethical standards in clinical research activities. It is also NABL, NABH and ISO certified. Manipal Hospitals is also the most respected hospital company in India and the most patient recommended hospital in India by consumer survey.