As a part of its campaign to draw attention of the common populace towards various factors responsible for the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in the region, Dr. Sushil Sharma, HoD Cardiology GMC Jammu and his team organised a medical check-up and treatment camp at Gurudwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha, Simbal camp.
More than 250 people were examined in the camp. Patients underwent health checkups by the team of specialist doctors and were given consultations and medicines free of cost.
Speaking on this important initiative, Dr. Sushil Sharma, said their team has been organising medical camps regularly in the far flung areas for screening, diagnosis and treatment and has been able to save a number of lives.
“Since diabetes awareness week is going to be observed around the globe from November 14, our team educates the general public about the various morbidities caused by this affliction and how to prevent, abate and control such condition”.
As we all are well aware of this gruesome reality that diabetes is now a global epidemic with a serious impact on the quality of life of individuals and families. Diabetes is India’s fastest growing disease and the current figures are expected to almost double by 2025,” he said.
He added that diabetes can result in severe complications such as heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, blindness and peripheral Vascular Disease resulting in damage to feet that can lead to limb amputations.