‘Walkathon’ to mark the occasion of World Heart Day with ‘Power Your Life’ campaign

‘Walkathon’ to mark the occasion of World Heart Day with ‘Power Your Life’ campaign

Jammu/Udhampur, September 29, 2016: To promote heart healthy activities and to observe World Heart day on September 29th, J&K’s  leading cardiac and multispeciality hospital – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (SMVDNSH) organised a walkathon with the theme ‘Power Your Life’ in Jammu and Udhampur districts

This was probably one of the largest event in Jammu with people in thousands from all walks of life – both young and old, men, women and children came forward to take a step towards a healthy heart on the morning of September 29th observed as World Heart Day.

The event was flagged off by Shri Simrandeep Singh (IAS), Deputy Commissioner Jammu district at Dushhera Ground Gandhi Nagar. Passing through various market lanes include Apsra Raod, Gole Market the rally culminated at Rotary Club Green Belt Park.

On the other side in Udhampur the event was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur Shri Niraj Kumar from DC Office, which later culminated at Dhabar Park. Both the events were organized by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Jammu in association with Sahyog India.

Doctors on the occasion stressed upon adopting different relaxation techniques in their daily life to overcome stress and avoid Cardiovascular Diseases by going for regular preventive health check-up.

Experts also appealed the people to follow healthy life, being physically active and maintain a healthy oil-free diet.

“Cardiac diseases are essentially lifestyle diseases and we can reduce the risk by adopting heart healthy food, making exercises part of our daily routine, walking for 30 minutes almost every day, decreasing quantum of fat rich diet and consuming heart healthy oils,” said Dr. Ujwal Mehrotra

Brig (Retd.) M M Harjai , Chief Administrative Officer, SMVDNSH and Sunil Kumar, Senior VP and Zonal Director, Narayana Health were present at the event.

The Management of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital conveyed their gratitude to Dr Ashwani Jojra Founder of Sahyog India and his team.

About Narayana Health:

With all super-speciality tertiary care facilities that the medical world offers, Narayana Health is now a one-stop healthcare destination for all.

From the first facility established in Bengaluru with approximately 225 operational beds in 2000, our Company has grown to 54 facilities (which includes 53 facilities in India and 1 facility in the Cayman Islands operated by our Company’s associate company, Health City Cayman Islands Ltd.) with 5300 operational beds with a potential to reach over 6600 beds. Our Company has a network of 23 hospitals (multispeciality and superspeciality healthcare facilities which provide tertiary care services), 7 heart centres (superspeciality units which are set up in a third party hospital) and 23 primary care facilities (including clinics and information centres), across a total of 18 cities in India. (For details, visit    (www.narayanahealth.org)

About Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Jammu

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital at Kakryal, near Katra in Jammu, is a unit which is managed by Narayana Health in partnership with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. With an initial bed capacity of 230, this state-of-art superspeciality tertiary care hospital is poised to cater to over 20 different clinical specialties with a special focus on Cardiac Sciences and Oncology. It aims at providing affordable quality health care to the people of this region.


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