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Walkathon marks World Heart Day in Steel City

Jamshedpur, Sep 28: Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital today organized special events to mark World Heart Day 2014. A ‘Walkathon’ on the theme of ‘Be The Beat’ was held to encourage people to walk everyday for a healthy heart and a healthier life.

This was followed by the inauguration of Narayana Multispeciality Clinic at Sakchi by Jagdish Prasad, Dy. Superintendent of Police (Traffic). A Heart Screening camp will be conducted at the new clinic on Monday, 29th September as part of World Heart Day. The check-up includes ECG, BP investigations as well as consultation with the cardiac experts.

Over 2000 people came together to take part in the walkathon, which was flagged-off from Modi Park (near Keenan Stadium) and concluded at Sakchi – the venue of the new Narayana Multispeciality Clinic.

Rupesh R Choubey, Facility Director, Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital said “Creating awareness about good health and focusing on preventive heart care is at the helm of all our activities and services and that’s one of the reasons behind organizing these activities on the occasion of World Heart Day.

It is very encouraging to see people participating in such large numbers and I wish to thank each and everyone for causing a social influence to keep a healthy heart and a heart healthy environment. Commenting on this initiative, Dr. Bimlendu Kumar, Senior Cardiologist, Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital said,” Coronary heart disease is a condition in which plaque builds-up in the arteries and blocks normal blood flow in the heart.

Obesity, diabetes, smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle, stress and family history are the eight most common risk factors for heart disease which are often ignored. All this can be avoided by making simple alterations to our daily routine.

Include a 30 minute walk or any other form of exercise and go for regular health check-up, especially after the age of 40.” The Department of Cardiology at Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital provides comprehensive heart care and emergency services. The expert team of doctors strives to provide finest care for patients and is supported by well-trained nursing, paramedical and administrative staff.

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