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India set to be ‘heart disease capital of the world’ by 2030: Dr. Perwaiz Alam

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BNMH to organise walkathon to mark World Heart Day

Jamshedpur, Sept. 19: On the occasion of World Heart Day, Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital (BNMH) will be organizing a mega walkathon for the citizens of Jamshedpur on 23rd of September. The participants include corporate and media houses, educational institutions, healthcare professionals, government bodies, eminent clubs, and societies. World Heart Day is observed every year on 29th September.

Walkathon will start at 6:30 AM from Modi Park near JRD Tata Sports Complex and will follow the route in order of Straight Mile Road, Sakchi Main Circle, Jubilee Park Road (Red Cross Society), and then converge back at Modi Park, said, Dr. Perwaiz Alam, Senior Cardiac Surgeon, BNMH.

He informed that well-known social reformer Beli Bodhanwala, Arjuna Awardee archery coach Purnima Mahato, Padma Shri Mountaineer Premlata Agarwal and world boxing champion Aruna Mishra will inaugurate the walkathon along with BNMH facility director Venkateshwarlu Marapaka, who will flag off the event.

“We are expecting over 5000 people from all age groups to participate in the walkathon”, said Venkateshwarlu Marapaka, Facility Director, BNMH.

“Heart diseases are on the rise in India. Heart attack, for example, takes one life every 33 seconds in the country. We intend to create awareness among masses on causes and prevention of heart diseases through this walkathon”, adds Marapaka.

‘Our main motive behind organising the event is to promote healthy living and make Jamshedpur a healthy city as today heart disease is the no. 1 killer around the world and by 2030 India is set to become the heart disease capital of the world’, said, Dr. Perwaiz Alam while addressing a press conference at a city hotel on Tuesday.
He informed that diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, genetic history, lifestyles, especially the higher intake of carbohydrate rich foods and lack of regular physical exercise are the factors that lead to heart attack
BNMH has also arranged some fun side-events as part of the walkathon.

College students can get tattoos done on the World Heart Day theme; placards will dot the scene carrying impressive quotations; a selfie corner will be installed and a panel of BNMH doctors including Dr. Perwaiz Alam, Senior Cardiac Surgeon; Dr. Brajesh Mishra, Senior Cardiologist; Dr.Abhay Krishna, Senior Cardiologist; and Dr.Pankaj Gupta, Pediatric Cardiologist will provide health tips to the participants.

To benefit masses and keeping in line with its affordable healthcare motto, BNMH is also launching special day Care angiogram packages from 20th September till 30th September. For detailed inquiry one can call on patient helpline-7654333333] 9708035349 and 9709999794

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