Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO)

"Improving Health Worldwide"

"To empower physicians of Indian origin to achieve highest professional standards."

Service Projects

Free Medical Health Checkup Camp done on 17th May 2017.

Free Medical Health Checkup Camp done on 17th May 2017.

 

ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY, A FREE HEALTH CHECK UP CAMP WAS ORGANISED BY DR. ASHISH ANEJA IN ASSOCIATION WITH GAPIO ON 17TH MAY, 2017 (10 AM TO 2PM) AT UHC, KUK. FREE TESTS INCLUDING BLOOD GLUCOSE, BMI, BLOOD PRESSURE, ECG ,LIVER PROFILE TEST, HBA1C AND NEUROPATHIC TESTING WERE DONE IN THIS CAMP .

ON THIS OCCASION ,DR. ASHISH ANEJA TOLD THAT CELEBRATING WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY ALL OVER THE WORLD WAS ESTABLISHED AND STARTED BY THE WORLD HYPERTENSION LEAGUE (WHL).WHL IS A HEALTH ORGANIZATION LEAD AROUND 85 NATIONAL HYPERTENSION SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONS WORLDWIDE. IT HAD STARTED THE CAMPAIGN OF HYPERTENSION DAY TO INCREASE THE COMMON PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT THE HYPERTENSION. IT AIMED TO FILL THE GAP OF THE LACK OF APPROPRIATE KNOWLEDGE AMONG PEOPLE ABOUT THE HYPERTENSION AND PEOPLE SUFFERING OF IT. WHL HAD LAUNCHED THE CAMPAIGN OF WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY FIRST TIME ON 14TH OF MAY IN 2005 HOWEVER IT WAS STARTED CELEBRATING DEDICATEDLY EVERY YEAR ON 17TH OF MAY SINCE 2006.

ACCORDING TO THE STATISTICS, IT IS NOTED THAT AROUND 3 OUT OF TEN PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING FROM HYPERTENSION WORLDWIDE. APPROXIMATELY 1.8 BILLION OF THE PEOPLE GLOBALLY ARE SUFFERING FROM HYPERTENSION AND THE MOST SURPRISE THING IS 50% OF THEM ARE TOTALLY UNAWARE OF THEIR CONDITION AND SOME OF THEM WHO ARE AWARE OF THEIR CONDITION DO NOT TAKE ANY MEDICAL ACTION FOR THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE.

SOME OF THE OBJECTIVES OF CELEBRATING THIS CAMPAIGN ON ANNUAL BASIS ARE MENTIONED BELOW:

*TO MOTIVATE THE COMMON PUBLIC FOR REGULAR CHECKUP OF THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR.

*TO ENCOURAGE THE PEOPLE HAVING HYPERTENSION ON GLOBAL BASIS TO GO TO THEIR HEALTH PRACTITIONER FOR REGULAR CHECKUP AND PROPER TREATMENT.

MORE THAN 150 FACULTY MEMBERS, STAFF AND STUDENTS FROM ALL THE BRANCHES AND INSTITUTES CAME FOR THE HEALTH CHECK-UP. MANY OF THEM WERE DIAGNOSED HYPERTENSIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME. MANY OF THEM HAVE A VERY HIGH BMI AND THEIR LIVER ENZYMES WERE ON HIGHER LEVEL DUE TO SEDENTARY LIFE STYLE AND JUNK FOOD HABITS. PREVALENT DISEASES FOUND IN THE SAID CAMP ARE DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, HIGH BMI, OSTEOPOROSIS AND ABNORMAL LIPID PROFILE. FREE CONSULTATION BY THE DOCTORS WAS GIVEN TO THE EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY. THEY ALSO ADVISED LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION & HOW TO PREVENT MANY SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE RELATED DISORDERS DURING THE CAMP.

ON THIS OCCASION ADMINISTRATOR DR. ASHOK WAS ALSO PRESENT.