Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Day four of Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI)’s MTNL Perfect Health Mela sees enthralling performances bymedical and nursing students

Day four of Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI)’s MTNL Perfect Health Mela sees enthralling performances bymedical and nursing students Key events included fashion show, choreography and singing competitions attended by 0ver 4000 students Topics covered include the prevention of lifestyle, water-borne and environmental diseases such as diharrea, chikungunya, dengue, malaria, obesity and heart disease New Delhi, 28th October 2016: Heart Care Foundation of India, a leading national non-profit organization committed to making India a healthier and disease free nation on the 4th day of its annual flagship event- MTNL Perfect Health Mela organized the Medico Masti festival an inter college youth fiesta at the Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi. Thousands of students offrom over 30 colleges participated in the event. On the spot competitions like fashion show, choreography, rock band, etc were organized as part of the festival. Other competitions included western and classical dancing, quiz contest, singing competition, etc. Infotainment is a new concept of creating health education and in this module education is interlinked with entertainment. Addressing the event, Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal - President of the Heart Care Foundation of India and President Elect said “That to prevent the increase of heart diseases in the nation, the prevention must start in college life. He said that college students should follow the principles of formula of 80 which is as under: To live more than 80 years without life style diseases keep your Abdominal Circumference, Lower Blood Pressure, LDL (bad) Cholesterol, Pulse Rate and Fasting Sugar all lower than 80.Anyone who gains weight of more than 5 kg after the age of 18 in girls and 20 in boys is obese and overweight. Any weight gain at this age should be avoided.” The Mela is providing free facilities like 3D echocardiography, ECG and consultations from all pathies. Those people can afford treatment will be guided and people who cannot afford treatment will get a subsidiary or free heart surgery. Keeping in mind the healthcare needs of the poor and needy, special free of diagnostic facilities and cardiac interventions will be provided by National Heart Institute for rheumatic heart disease and Medanta –Medicity will focus on congenital heart disease and also MTNL had set up live video conferencing unit at the mela with Medanta-Medicity. All medical students and other participants were also trained in the life-saving technique of Hands-only CPR 10 for the revival of people after a sudden cardiac arrest. The Hands-only CPR 10 formula is –within 10 minutes of the cardiac arrest (earlier the better) for 'at least' 10 minutes (longer the better) compress the center of the chest of the victim, continuously and effectively, with a speed of at least 10 x 10 (i.e.100) per minute. Early intervention can help save lives. An annual flagship event of the Heart Care Foundation of India, the MTNL Perfect Health Mela is taking place at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium from October 25-29, 2016. Shri Satyendar Jain – Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of NCT of Delhi and Dr SY Quirishi Former Election Commissioner, inaugurated the event on

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