Monday, October 1, 2012

Walkathon and Heart-Shaped Human Chain mark World Heart Day
Vikram Hospital, a leading multi-speciality hospital today organized a Walkathon and a Heart-Shaped Human Chain to mark World Heart Day 2012 based on the theme of ‘Save Your Heart’. The walkathon started opposite Vikram Hospital on Millers Road and then proceeded to Ali Asker Road, Infantry Road, then entered Dr. B R Ambedkar Veedhi, then Cunningham Road and ended at the St. Anne’s College grounds. The participants also took part in formation of a heart-shaped human chain spreading the message of ‘Save Your Heart’.

Nearly thousand individuals which included students from St. Anne’s First Grade College, Garden City College, Kamalabai School, senior citizens, volunteers, senior police officers, cine artistes and staff of Vikram Hospital led by Shri. B G Jyothi Prakash Mirji, Commissioner of Police – Bangalore City participated in the early morning walkathon and human chain formation. Others present on the occasion were Shri. N L Narendra Babu, MLA, Dr. M A Saleem, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Bangalore City, cine artistes Thara, Soundarya and Dr P Ranganath Nayak of Vikram Hospital.

Commenting on the Save Your Heart Walkathon and Human Chain, Dr. P Ranganath Nayak, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Vikram Hospital said, “according to a projection by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) India is the heart-attack capital of the world. In India Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVD) is the single largest cause of death and heart attacks being responsible for 1/3rd of all the deaths caused by CVD. Indians are generally more susceptible to CVD because of changing lifestyles and rapid urbanization. There is an urgent need for collective action to fight this serious issue. Vikram has embarked on a structured and sustained campaign to create awareness on the same.”

Vikram hospital has been committed to delivering standard-setting medical care having the most advanced multi-specialty services and facilities, with more than 150 specialists and 2000 allied health staff working for the hospital group and is set to change the landscape of healthcare delivery across Karnataka.

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