KINS Celebrates World Heart Day- 2023
Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences (KINS), a constituent of KIIT-DU celebrated World Heart Day (WHD) on September 29, with the theme “Use Heart, Know Heart”. World Heart Day is celebrated every year on this day to raise awareness on heart diseases and preventive measures that can help prevent and manage cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).
The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Niyati Das, Principal, KINS. She welcomed Prof. Panchanan Sahoo Senior Cardiologist from Department of Cardiology, KIMS and Prof. Ashokan R, HoD, Medical Surgical Nursing and introduced the WHD.
Prof. Panchanan Sahoo spoke about the significance of celebration of WHD and on awareness for cardiovascular health. An estimated 17.9 million people died from CVDs in 2019 which represents 32% of all global deaths.
Prof. Sahoo gave the special message to every citizen that to bring awareness regarding prevention of CVDs we have to take care of certain disease like diabetes mellitus, managing cholesterol level, to take well-balanced diet, doing regular exercises and check-up which can reduce CVDs and also noted that “happy heart is a healthy heart’’.
After the talk there was an interaction and doubt clearing session among students and the programme was anchored by Prangyashree Nanda, Assistant Prof. KINS. Vote of thanks was proposed by Chandan Pradhan, Associate Professor KINS. All the faculties of KINS and 4th semester B.sc Nursing students participated.
The session was very educational as they made the students enrich their knowledge on CVDs and their prevention.