Thousands participate in inter school health festival at MTNL health Mela

Inaugurating Ecofest, an inter nursing school health festival, held at Perfect Health Mela, Mr. B P Singh Head NCSTC and Mr A P Singh ZM LIC, said that one should not play with both internal and external environment. The Mela is being organized by Heart Care Foundation of India at Constitution Club of India.

As is the microcosm so is the macrocosm is a saying from the Upanishads, which means that environment affects the body and the collective consciousness of the people affects the environment. The recurrent cyclones in the ocean also reflect the negative state of mind in the collective consciousness of the people.

Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India said that Diwali is a festival when there is Amavasya outside and Purnima inside i.e. after purification of mind, body and soul, a process done during Navratra and Dussehra ends up in purification of heart on Diwali Amavasya day and with resultant inner happiness represented by inner Purnima.

Burning of crackers is not only harmful for the lungs through air pollution but also to the heart through noise pollution.

Children were also told to avoid sweets, which contain 30% sugar and also trans fats as they can spoil the biochemistry of sugar and cholesterol metabolism in the body and ultimately lead to heart diseases.

Prizes were given to the winners of the Harmony Inter School Festival (Inter School/Competitions)

Bharatnatyam Jr Solo -1st Gopika U (Creative Rhythm), 2nd Mitra Suresh (Creative Rhythm), 3rd Akshara S Nair (Creative Rhythm)

Bharatnatyam Sr Solo -1st B Somya (Nritya Bharti), 2nd Tanisqa Chauhan (Kala Samriddhi), 3rd Shirin Kaul (Sadhna – The School of Arts)

Do not ignore stroke
In a panel discussion organised at the Mela, Dr. Vipul Gupta from Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon and Dr Vinay Goyal from AIIMS both noted neurologists and Dr K K Aggarwal in a joint statement said that paralysis can be cured if the patient can reach the hospital in less than four and a half hours.

Homoeopaths and Ayurveda Doctors should learn basics of cardiac investigations

All doctors from other recognized pathies should update their knowledge in modern investigations, said Dr Sameer Shrivastava from Escorts Heart Institute. 

Do not ignore early morning chest pain
Dr. Vivek Kumar from Max Health Care said that heart attacks are most common in early hours of the day

Dengue stall attracts crowd
MCD and NDMC are displaying live mosquitoes as well as big models of mosquitoes at the Mela venue. A large number of dengue patients are also coming for consultation from all pathies. Dengue mosquito can easily be distinguished from other mosquitoes because of the presence of stripes on its body.

Thousands learn at Food Adulteration stall of DST
Department of Science & Technology is creating awareness about prevention of food adulteration. Commenting on the same, Dr. Aggarwal said that excessive use of permissible colours can be hazardous to health.

Transport Department creating awareness on safe driving
People with uncontrolled diabetes, sugar and angina should not drive without medical clearance. The requirements for commercial driving are different from non-commercial driving. No doctor should give a certificate of medical fitness to a driver unless he has examined the patient himself. Giving wrong certificate may be professional misconduct and can lead to erasure of name from the medical register.

Following health messages were released.
*Twenty or more diseases can be transmitted via blood which can be potentially fatal.
*The amount of blood required for transmission for Hepatitis B virus is only 0.00004 ml.
*High blood pressure is responsible for 67% of heart attacks, 77% of paralytic attacks, 74% of heart failure cases and 26% of kidney diseases.
*High blood pressure causes more visits to doctor than any other condition.
*High blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes are silent killers.
*A 5 mm reduction in upper blood pressure reading and 2 mm reduction in lower blood pressure reading of the community can reduce the incidence of heart attack, paralysis and heart failure by up to 40%.
*Ayurveda totally prohibits taking salt with the milk.
*As per Charak Samhita, too much of pippalli, alkali and salt are bad for the health.
*3D Echo ejection fraction is much more reliable and reproducible than 2D Echo based ejection fraction.
*Diabetes is considered as coronary heart disease equivalent and one in five patients in diabetes will have abnormal exercise test.

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 65021 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.”