Mangalore, September 28, 2014:KMC Hospital Mangalore, part of Manipal Health Enterprisescreated historyon September 28, 2014 by entering the ‘Asia Book of Records’ after completing the Asia’s largest Human Heart Beat Simulation. The sound of being aliveresonated like an echo when over two thousand people(Exact figure to be confirmed on Sunday)emulated the sound of heart beat to signify ‘World Heart Day’.
“The team tapped their thighs 72 times per minute, creating the sound of a healthy heartbeat-‘Lub dub’ for five minutes in the simulation process and have created a mark by entering the Asia Book of Records. I would like to congratulate each and everyone who was involved in creating this world record” said Dr. SunitaDhote, who judged KMC on behalf of Asia Book of Records.
The greater cause of this record winning effort is to take the awareness campaign of KMC hospitalbeyond the boundaries of Mangalore to a greater audience and educate about the subtle nuances of heart care-the knowledge of which is imperative for a healthier and safe living.
After taking the record books by storm, as per the tradition, KMC Hospitalconducted the Heart Day Run for the 10th consecutive year in partnership with Event Partner MRPL. Mr. Clifford Joshua was the torch bearerfor the event and led the awareness campaign in the form of a rally which started from TMA Pai Convention Centre and reached all the important city junctions, namely-MG Road – PVS Circle – Bunts Hostel Circle before reaching KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle for the valedictory function.
Ms. SharmilaMandre,popular Kannada actress said, “It is a great feeling to be part of history and better still when it contributes to the greater cause of the society. I think there can never be a more overwhelming response to put forward an awareness message than this.”
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. AnandVenugopal, Medical Superintendent, KMC Hospital said, “There is not a better sound than that of a beating heart. This year, to celebrate a healthy heart we took up this initiative to set a record of the largest Human Heart Beat Simulation. We are proud to take the brand name in the record books that would be etched forever. It is truly a landmark event for us.”