Udupi, Sep 29: Every year September 29 is observed as World Heart Day. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about the cardiovascular disease which causes nearly half of all the non-communicable diseases in the world. The theme of World Heart Day 2022 is ‘Use Heart, Know Heart’.
On this occasion, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, MAHE Manipal in association with the department of health and family welfare, Udupi district, and Urban Primary Health Centre Manipal organized a free cardiac Health screening camp for the DC office employees and other government office employees of Rajathadri, Manipal. Dr K Vidya Kumari, deputy commissioner and district magistrate, Udupi District inaugurated the programme and said, no one should be careless or negligent about health. At least minimum exercise should be done daily. A balanced diet should be consumed, and awareness about heart-related diseases is necessary. She urged all employees to take advantage of this free heart health check-up organized by the KMC Hospital Manipal as there is a possibility of many health problems due to the changed lifestyle.
Mamatha Devi G S, additional deputy commissioner & additional district magistrate said, “We all should ensure that we undergo health check-ups once a year.”
Shrinivas Rao, CP0, Udupi zilla panchayat, Dr Nagabhushan Udupa, district health, and family welfare officer, were present,
Dr Avinash Shetty, medical superintendent of Kasturba Hospital Manipal welcomed the gathering and said, “In today's heart health check-up programme, we are undertaking blood pressure, diabetes, ECG, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and cardiologist consultations free of cost.”
Professor and head of community health department Dr Ashwini Kumar proposed a vote of thanks. Dr Afroz was the master of ceremony for the programme.