World Heart Day Celebration – 2016

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Cardiovascular diseases are becoming a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in industrialized Coronary Artery Disease has become the most important cause of premature death and disability in the population. World Heart Day was founded in 2000 for awareness regarding heart disease and stroke.This year (2016) theme was“Creating heart-healthy environments”.

World Heart Day was celebrated by Cardiology Department of PBMH& KINS on 29th September, 2016. Morning 6.30 am to 8.30am acardiac awareness rally was organized by the Dept. of Cardiology (KIMS) from Patia square to PBMH. Eminent Cardiologists of KIMS along with 2nd year B.Sc. students &2nd year M.Sc. nursing students from KINS participated in the rally.
After rally Free Heart Camp (Free Lipid Profile, ECG, ECHO, Blood Sugar and Free Heart Consultation) was organized in the Cardiology OPD. At the beginning of the program,a Mime show on “Lifestyle modification of cardiac patients”was performed by B.Sc. Nursing 3rd Year Students of KINS from 10am to 10.30am.

Then a Health Awareness Program was conducted by M.Sc. Nursing 2nd Year Students from Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, KINS from 10.30am to 11.30am. Welcome address was given by Dr. Panchanan Sahoo, HOD, (Dept. of Cardiology). The delegates present during the program were Dr. R.N. Samanta, CEO, KIMS, Dr. Pradeep Patnaik, Medical Superintendent, KIMS and Mrs. Malati Sahoo, Nursing Superintendent, KIMS.
First speaker was Ms. Aparajita Samanta who spoke about “Prevention of hypertension” followed by Ms. Madhusmita Devi on “Control of obesity.”Then Ms. Sukriti Biswas explained regarding “Good & bad cholesterol” and finally Ms. Sohini Khanra discussed regarding “Risk factors & prevention of diabetes.”
Faculty & students on KINS attended a CME from 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm held in medical auditorium, KIMS where chief guest was Dr. Prof. J. P. Das, Guest of Honor- Prof. H. N. Mishra who was chairperson cum moderator. Theme of the CME was “First medical contact in chest pain.”

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