MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2013 to be held from 23rd October in Delhi

Addressing a press conference at Hotel Krishna Sagar Raj Nagar Ghaziabad, Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National AwardeeDr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) said that the forthcoming 20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela, being organized from 23–27th October at Constitution Club of India, will have special focus on the health of National Capital Region (NCR) residents.

The event will create awareness on lifestyle interventions through exhibitions, competitions, check ups and other entertainment–based modules incorporating all pathies. The entry to the Mela will be free.

The Mela is being organized by the Foundation in association with various Departments of Delhi and Central Governments, LIC, GAIL, Coca Cola, Central Bank of India and many other NGOs and educational institutions.

Co–addressing the conference, in a joint statement, Dr B P Tyagi Coordinator NCR for HCFI and Dr Uday Kakroo Advisor to the Mela said that most lifestyle diseases prevalent in NCR are preventable and follow typical urban risk factors.

The experts released the following messages on dengue and lifestyle diseases
Using a mosquito net at night does not prevent dengue as the dengue mosquito bites during the day.
Dengue mosquito does not breed in running water.
Dengue mosquito bites three persons in a day as against malaria mosquito, which bites one person in 3 days.
Remember, no active bleeding, no platelet transfusion
Platelet counts have an error of up to 40,000.
Diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol can remain for decades without any symptoms.
First BP should be checked at age 4.
First blood cholesterol in high risk families should be checked at age 7.
In low risk families, no cardiac tests are required if no symptoms are present.
Walk 10000 steps every day.
Avoid eat trans–fats in diet.
Keep the levels of fasting blood sugar, bad cholesterol levels, abdominal circumference, resting heart rate and lower blood pressure all less than 80.
One should not eat carbohydrate-based cereals 80 days in a year
One should expose 40% of the body for 40 minutes for 40 days in a year
Do not take more than 80 ml of alcohol in a day
Walk 80 minutes a day and brisk walk 80 minutes a week.
Smoking in any form is harmful to the heart.
In acute heart attack, chewing a tablet of 300 mg water–soluble aspirin can save life.
Death is reversible in the first 10 minutes.
Within 10 minutes of cardiac arrest for the next 10 minutes, one should compress the center of the chest of the dead victim with a speed of 100 per minute to revive the dead person.

About HCFI: The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on” Hands only CPR” of 63400 people since 1st November 2012.

The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute.”