AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar in association with Silver Age Foundation for elders conducts Walkathon & Health Camp on World Diabetes Day

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Bhubaneswar : In its attempt to spread awareness on the impact that diabetes has on the family and promote the role of the family in diabetes management, care, prevention and education, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar today organised a Walkathon in association with Silver Age Foundation for Elders at BJB Nagar, Bhubaneswar. This year’s theme for the World Diabetes Day is Diabetes concerns every family.
The Walkathon followed by a Basic Health Check up Camp at Buxi Jagabandhu Nagar Peoples Association, BJB Nagar, Bhubaneswar witnessed the participation of around 200 Senior Citizens who joined in for the Health Awareness talk delivered by Dr. Ritesh Agarwal, Diabetics Specialist, AMRI Hospitals and also underwent basic Health checkups.
Hon’ble Minister Shri Pratap Jena, Information & Public Relation, Health, Family Welfare, Law, Govt of Odisha graced the occasion and praised the initiative of AMRI Hospitals & Silver Age Foundation for arranging the Walkathon and Health Check-up Camp for making people aware of Diabetes care. “Govt. Of Odisha is also giving special focus by providing special Health Care facilities to the people, like providing free Dialysis facilities to the Kidney disease patients and planning to provide free health care treatments in all Govt Hospitals.”, said Minister Shri Jena.
“Healthy living is essential to minimize the incidence of Diabetics. Diabetics leads to Obesity & heart Diseases in many cases. Managing Diabetes is not a Science, it is an Art. AMRI Hospitals continues its efforts to set a Healthy life as well as a Society” Said Mr. Lakhmi Narayan Reddy Chinnam, Unit Head, VP, AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar.
“425 million adults (1-in-11) have Diabetes, the theme for this year’s World Diabetes Day –Diabetes concerns Every Family is particularly important for older people. Families need to live in an environment that supports healthy lifestyles and helps them to prevent Diabetes, which made it important for us” said Mr. Amar Jyoti Mahapatra, Co-founder & trustee of Silver Age Foundation for Elders.
“As a special gesture, AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar has been conducting many public motivational activities like Walkathon to alert People about the diseases like Diabetes. One in every two people with Diabetes remain undiagnosed. People need to be give sheer attention towards the disease. AMRI Hospitals is a family outside one’ family. Diabetics are the concern for every family. AMRI Hospitals trying its best to diagnose, prevent and manage Diabetes”, said Mr. Dilip Kumar Patro, AVP, G&D, AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar.

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