Manipal: Every year September 29 is observed as World Heart Day. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about 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 for Every Heart”. Department of Cardiology, Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery and Community Medicine of Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal has observed in a unique way by Unveiled Art Sculpture to create Heart health awareness and organized Free Heart screening Camp for the general public.
Shri Abdul Ahad IPS, Superintendent of Police- Coastal Security Police, Karnataka unveiled the Heart Health awareness sculpture and said that “Many people are dependent on us in our family, untimely death causes a lot of trouble. So we should maintain our heart and health by getting our heart checked from time to time”.
Dr Sharath Kumar Rao, Dean- KMC Launch the Hearth Health Check Packages and said, “heart works like a machine to keep a person alive and it purifies the blood and supplies blood, oxygen and nutrients to all the cells of the body. We need to keep such a valuable organ healthy”.
On this occasion Dr Avinash Shetty, Medical Superintendent said that “as public request, we are introducing Special Cardiac Health Check Package at Rs 3000 and Advanced Cardiac Health Check Package at Rs 4000, the public should take advantage of this”.
Dr Anand Venugopal, Chief Operating Officer, Dr Shankar S K Police Inspector, Malpe Security Police were present. Dr Ashwini Kumar, Head, Department of Community Medicine gave an overview on World Heart day. Dr Padmakumar Head, of the Department of Cardiology, welcomed the gathering and gave an overview of Cardiac Health Check Packages. Dr Ganesh Kamath, Head – of the Department of Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery proposed a vote of thanks. Srinath Manipal and Ravi Hirebettu made the sculpture with eco-friendly used materials. As part of the program free diabetes, blood pressure, ECG and consultation with doctors were done. Dr Eshwari Achar was the Master of ceremony for the program.