Leading diabetic care hospital of the Northeast region, Sun Valley Hospital, arranged a free diabetes detection and awareness camp on June 24 at Morowa Anandaram Baruah HS School.
The camp, organized with Lotus Progressive Centre and Swaswat Youth Organization, was aimed to promote preventive healthcare for early detection of any possible health issues related to diabetes so that the same can be diagnosed and treated effectively.
Managing director at Sun Valley Hospital, Abhoy Chandra Hazarika, addressed a gathering and spoke about the efforts of Sun Valley since its beginning in 2003 to aware the public about the havoc of diabetes.
Foot surgeon Dr SK Jain spoke about the serious problems due to infection in the foot of diabetes patients and ultimately loss of limb, in case of delay in treatment of the same. Jain explained that precaution needs to be taken by the patient to avoid infection and meet experienced doctors immediately to stop the infection.
Diabetologist at Sun Valley Hospital, Dr Rupam Choudinny, explained about the increase of diabetes patient. Choudinny asked the participants to try to avoid diabetes by physical exercise, taking controlled food, avoid junk food, check blood sugar frequently and take advice of diabetologist in case of high blood sugar level.
The camp screened more than 150 patients from the locality. Most patients complained of problems related to blurred vision.
“With increasing age, the best defence against disease is early detection possible only by regular screening. The free health check screening comprised of health screening in all major specialties. It is our endeavour to make quality healthcare and specialist doctors accessible to more number of people. As part of our social and outreach initiatives, we regularly conduct free health screening camps to create awareness about preventive health check and early detection of disease,” Dr SK Jain said.