GHHP Heart Camp Held At SDH Kremshore

SRINAGAR: The specialised medical camp for patients with heart diseases was held at SDH Kremshore Khan Sahib in central Kashmir’s Budgam by Gauri Healthy Heart Project (GHHP). The camp was organised in collaboration with the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir.

Doctors checking a patient at SDH Kremshore in Budgam.

Patients with heart problems were screened at various blocks of district Budgam and then registered for the camp.

An official statement said that the team of 10 doctors and other professionals from Kashmir and Batra Hospital, Delhi, led by an internationally acclaimed cardiologist and founder-director of GHHP, Prof (Dr) Upendera Kaul conducted the camp. “Around 150 patients  were treated while maintaining the strict level of Covid-19 protocol.”

Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for Covid-19 were conducted and RAT negative test patients were registered for further management. Besides complete physical examination and comprehensive history taking, patients were tested for spot lipid profile, BMI, blood sugar, ECG and blood pressure, said the statement.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr U Kaul said, “Its heartening to be able to see patients from far off areas and the love I received is possible only in our motherland.”

While thanking Dr U Kaul, Chief Medical Officer, Budgam Dr Tajamul Hussain emphasized on the importance of healthy heart for overall well being of the body.

Block Medical Officer, Khansahab, Dr Arshad Qadri while appreciating the initiative of GHHP said, “This camp was need of the hour and I hope that this will just be the beginning of a long-term relationship between GHHP and Khan Sahab block.”

Renowned Geriatric Consultant and core member GHHP, Dr Zubair Saleem said, “The camp primarily aimed at optimizing the treatment protocol for patients with heart problems with underlying hypertension and diabetes according to novel evidence-based guidelines and medicines. The focus was also on preventive cardiology especially the importance of healthy food, exercise and non-smoking for the well-being of the heart.”

Social entrepreneur and CEO GHHP, Ajaz Rashid said, “Khan Sahib has been a revelation. The paramedical staff and doctors have been working for weeks to make GHHP a success. I sincerely thank and congratulate Dr Arshad Qadri, BMO Khan Sahib and his team for the effort, arrangements and outcome.”

Project Director Nasir Lone also expressed content with the response and support from the patients and the staff at SDH. “We found one patient who needed an immediate emergency response and referred him to SMHS in an Ambulance provided by the hospital. That patient could have collapsed anytime, so if by means of this camp we managed to save a life, I think the camp is a success,” he added.

The camp was coordinated by Dr Riyaz, ZMO Kremshore, Dr Yasir, Pediatric Consultant and Dr Zaman, MS  SDH Kremshore, said the statement.


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