Mangalore, September26: The KMC Hospital in Mangalore, which is a part of the Manipal Health Enterprises, as a corporate initiative will observe World Heart Day celebrations on September 28th.
As per the tradition, this year KMC Hospital will be conducting the Heart Day Run for the 10th consecutive year along with various other activities. On September 28th, an inaugural function & flagging off of the WHD Run-2014 will be held at 7.00 am at TMA Pai Convention Centre and the valedictory function will be held at 9 am in KMC Hospital, near Ambedkar Circle.
Interacting with media persons on Thursday September 25th, Dr. Anand Venugopal, Medical Superintendent, KMC Hospital Mangalore briefed about the activities for World Heart Day Celebrations. Through these initiatives KMC plans to increase awareness, educate and inform people about several cardiac issues, so as to help them lead a risk free and healthier life.
Dr.Narasimha Pai, Interventional Cardiologists of KMC Hospital, Mangalore (Master of the Ceremony) welcomed the delegates and members of print & electronic media.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Anand Venugopal, Medical Superintendent, KMC Hospital said, “This year we will be attempting the Largest Human Heart Beat Simulation to enter the Asia Book of Records. After the attempt the rally will be flagged off from TMA Pai Convention Centre and will go via MG Road – PVS Circle – Bunts Hostel Circle and reach KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle. Through this run, participants will receive many prizes namely for the Best Corporate Participation, Best Institution Participation, Best Placard, Best Slogan Shouting, and Youngest & Eldest Participant who Run/Walk through this stretch”.
Mr Saghir Siddiqui, Unit Head, KMC Hospital said, “Ms. SharmilaMandre, a well-known South Indian Actress will be the special guest for the event. Mr.Clifford Joshua International Level Athlete Champion will be the torch bearer for the World Heart Day Run 2014. Many other dignitaries from the Manipal group and the city are expected to be participating in this event.”
Dr R. L Kamath – HOD , Dept of Cardiology spoke about the achievements of Cardiology dept at KMC Hospital in the last decade.
Dr. Padmanabha Kamath, Senior Interventional Cardiologist at KMC Hospital, Mangalore briefed about the Special Heart Check Package and the importance of each test in the package which was launched on the occasion of World Heart Day at a discounted price of Rs.1800/- (actual price Rs.2800/-) and senior citizens have been offered a special rate of Rs.1500/- The package is valid till 31st Oct 2014. For patients requiring further treatments Angiogram, Angioplasty & CABG procedures will be performed at a discounted price.
Dr Sujeeth Suvarna Cardiac Surgeon stated about the Overview of Cardio Thoracic Dept at KMC Hospital. He also mentioned that On20th Sept 2014, the yearly WHD Drawing Competition was conducted at KMC Hospital, Attavar which had a participation of 363 students from across the city including 35 children who were admitted in the hospital. Winners of the Drawing Competition will be awarded at the Valedictory program.
Dr ManeeshRai, Cardiac Electro Physiologist spoke about the newly formed facility and its implications in the advanced treatment available at the dept. for the Patients.
Mr. Clifford Joshuaunveiled the World Heart Day Run 2014 T-Shirt.
About Manipal Healthcare Enterprises Pvt Ltd:
MHEPL is a part of Manipal Education & Medical Group, a leading healthcare provider delivering quality healthcare in India. Operating as ‘Manipal Hospitals’, MHE manages an aggregate of 5,200+ beds among 16 hospitals, over 13 locations across 6 states in India and 1 hospital in Klang, Malaysia. The network of hospitals covers all levels of delivery from primary to quaternary care. It has built a significant, committed clinical and healthcare skill pool of 2,000+ doctors and 6,000 nurses, paramedics and support staff. Dedicated to its core values of “Clinical Excellence, Patient Centricity and Ethical Practices”, MHE delivers the highest standards of healthcare to its patients.
On this occasion Dr.narasihma Pai, Dr. R.L.Kamat, Dr, Sujit Suvarna, Dr. manish Rai, DGM OF MRPL Lakshmi Kumaran were present.