MTNL Perfect Health Mela will be organised from October 23 in Delhi. The 20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela that will continue till October 27 at Constitution Club of India will have special focus on the health of National Capital Region (NCR) residents.
Padma Shri awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, who is also the president of Heart Care Foundation of India
(HCFI) informed this at a presser.
The event will create awareness on lifestyle
interventions through exhibitions, competitions, check ups and other entertainment-based modules incorporating all pathies. The entry to the Mela will be free.
The Mela is being organized by the Foundation in association with various Departments of Delhi and Central Governments, LIC, GAIL, Coca Cola, Central Bank of India and many other NGOs and educational institutions.
Co-addressing the conference, in a joint statement, Dr B P Tyagi Coordinator NCR for HCFI and Dr Uday Kakroo, Advisor to the Mela said that most lifestyle diseases prevalent in NCR are preventable and follow typical urban risk factors.
On this occassion experts also released the following messages on dengue and lifestyle diseases:
- Using a mosquito net at night does not prevent dengue as the dengue mosquito bites during the day.
- Dengue mosquito does not breed in running water.
- Dengue mosquito bites three persons in a day as against malaria mosquito, which bites one person in 3 days.
- Remember, no active bleeding, no platelet transfusion
- Platelet counts have an error of up to 40,000.
- Diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol can remain for decades without any symptoms.
- First BP should be checked at age 4.
- First blood cholesterol in high risk families should be checked at age 7.
- In low risk families, no cardiac tests are required if no symptoms are present.
- One should walk 10000 steps every day.
- One should not eat trans-fats in diet.
- One should keep the levels of fasting blood sugar, bad cholesterol levels, abdominal circumference, resting heart rate and lower blood pressure all less than 80.
- One should not eat carbohydrate-based cereals 80 days in a year.
- One should expose 40% of the body for 40 minutes for 40 days in a year
- One should not take more than 80 ml of alcohol in a day
- One should walk 80 minutes a day and brisk walk 80 minutes a week.
- Smoking in any form is harmful to the heart.
- In acute heart attack, chewing a tablet of 300 mg water-soluble aspirin can save life.
- Death is reversible in the first 10 minutes.
- Within 10 minutes of cardiac arrest for the next 10 minutes, one should compress the center of the chest of the dead victim with a speed of 100 per minute to revive the dead person.