This ailment is a silent killer
Improving the lifestyle can prevent this deadly disease
Chief Minister inaugurates the ‘Great BP Campaign of UP’ organised by the KGMU and the Cardiological Society of India
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has stressed the need for immediate availability of treatment for patients with high blood pressure and said that the disease was a silent killer. “The Great BP Campaign of UP,’ he added would go a long way in addressing the ailment while also making people aware about the disease so that they can take preventive measures. He further said that prevention was always better than the cure.
The Chief Minister was speaking at his official residence today after inaugurating ‘The Great BP Campaign of UP’ organised jointly by KGMU and the Cardiological Society of India. In his address, he said that the common people have great faith in doctors and it was hence imperative on the medical fraternity to launch a drive and make people aware of how can they alter their lifestyle to prevent the deadly disease. The Chief Minister also observed that a stress free life, regulated lifestyle, regular exercise (which includes brisk walking), low intake of salt and sugar in the food were ways to minimize the risk of having high blood pressure.
Deliberating on the measures initiated by the present state government, the Chief Minister said it was the endeavour of the government to bring world class facilities to the government hospitals. He then elaborated how previous governments had not paid enough attention to maintenance and upkeep of state hospitals but the present government has disbursed major funds in this direction and added that the KGMU had been directed to establish an institute where doctors related with heart ailments were available 24×7 for treatment of patients. He also expressed the hope that KGMU will execute this work as soon as possible so it provides a lot of relief to patients.
Health Minister Mr Ahmad Hasan said the state government has taken several initiatives to improve the health care in the state and that it is committed to taking healthcare in UP to Number 1 slot in the country. Chancellor of KGMU Prof. Ramakant said many diseases like paralysis, kidney failure, heart attack, brain haemorrhage were caused by high blood pressure and informed that India had the highest number of patients in below-30 age group in the world. He said that it was necessary to correct our lifestyle. The gathering was also addressed by Dr. RK Saran, while Dr. Rishi Sethi began the programme by measuring the BP of the Hon’ble Chief Minister.
Also present on the occasion were Political Pensions Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, Principal Secretary (Medical Education) Mr. Anoop Chandra Pandey, Principal Secretary (Health) Mr. Arvind Kumar and a large number of doctors.