Billion Hearts Beating Foundation organised a Heart Check-up Camp for the senior residents of Elder Home Society (Kamla Bakshi Vanprastha Ashram) in Rohini Sector 17, Delhi. The camp lasted for more than six hours in which the participants were offered basic screenings for BP, ECG, and BMI free of cost.
In the camp, the patients were given benefit of diagnostic tests like ECG and free medicines. In addition, the cardiologist highlighted the role of early diagnosis and treatment of heart ailments and for that regular medical examination is important especially in patients who are having risk factors for coronary artery disease like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, hyperlipidaemia and family history of heart diseases.
Further, the cardiologist stressed upon the prevalence of heart diseases in old people and need to give due attention to this strata of society living in old age home who not only need medical care at regular intervals but social support so as to fight any kind of physical or mental ailments and camps like this help in alleviating the problems affecting old people who need compassion and support.