Challenges in Cardiovascular Disease-Call to Action: Dr Sushil
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JAMMU: Continuing his relentless efforts in screening and educating the masses at grassroots levels so as to provide healthcare at each and every doorstep Head Department of Cardiology GMCH Jammu Dr Sushil Sharma held a day long Cardiac Awareness cum Health Check Up Camp at Village Rohi Morh, Tehsil Gadi Garh , Jammu in the memory of Lt. Shri Yashpal Sharma who was a visionary and philantropic figure of whole Pir Panjal area and contributed his whole time in upliftment of downtrodden sections of society in all fields particularly with respect to health and education.
Dr Sushil Sharma while remembering the contributions towards community awareness regarding various aspects of health and rich legacy left behind by Lt. Shri Yashpal Sharma stated that Cardiovascular mortality trends differ substantially among different groups, and the evolving picture is complex and multidimensional. Outcomes and quality continue to vary by sex, race, and ethnicity. Disparities may be attributable to lower access to basic primary care and treatments to modify cardiovascular risk factors, challenges with social determinants (eg, income and educational attainment), and modifiable risk factors (eg, diet, physical activity, and smoking).He called upon to lay stress on risk factor modifications, patient engagement and involvement, correct diagnosis, adherence and proper use of first-line treatments, proper use of advanced treatments, and better use of supportive services so as to provide equitable and affordable cardiac healthcare in each nook and corner and hence overcome the major challenges in delivery of services right from the base to apex of societal pyramid.
He elaborated that cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death globally. Over three quarters of CVD deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries. Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioural risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet, obesity, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol. At least three-quarters of the world’s deaths from CVDs occur in low- and middle-income countries. People living in low- and middle-income countries often do not have the benefit of primary health care programmes for early detection and treatment of people with risk factors for CVDs. People in low- and middle-income countries who suffer from CVDs and other non communicable diseases have less access to effective and equitable health care services which respond to their needs. As a result, for many people in these countries detection is often late in the course of the disease and people die at a younger age from CVDs and other non communicable diseases, often in their most productive years.
He added that the past half-century has witnessed remarkable and unprecedented progress in addressing cardiovascular disease (CVD), marked by a large and continuing reduction in CVD-related mortality. Yet, even with this progress, CVD remains the leading cause of death and disability. Various risk factors call for a shift toward more upstream prevention rather than the current emphasis on downstream treatment. For example, a 10% increase in hypertension treatment could prevent 14000 deaths each year, and a 10% increase in treating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol or in preventive aspirin could prevent 8000 deaths. In addition to clinical factors, several large gains in cardiovascular health have come from larger, non healthcare interventions such as antismoking campaigns, cigarette taxation, and related public health policies, He Said .
Prominent members of the area Sunny Sharma, Manohar Lal, Babu Ram, Vijay Sharma, Vicky Soodan , Dushyant Sharma and Vicky Sharma appreciated the efforts of Dr Sushil and his team for conducting cardiac awareness cum health Check up Camp in their society and shows their heartfelt gratitude.
Others who were part of this Camp includes Dr Yashwant Sharma and Dr Dhaneshwer kapoor. Paramedics and volunteers includes Raghav Rajput , Ranjeet Singh , Rajkumar, Aman Gupta , Rohit Nayyar, Amish Jamwal, Jatin Bhasin, Vikas Kumar, Faisal Rashid , Amnish Datta, Maninder Singh , Arun singh , Vikas Sabharwal , Ankush Kohli and Nirvair Singh Bali .