Heart Disease Awareness at JIPMER

Published: 17th November 2015 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th November 2015 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

PUDUCHERRY:  The Department of Pulmonary Medicine, JIPMER organised a continuing Medical Education (CME) on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to improve the awareness among doctors and public regarding COPD and its treatment on Monday, the World COPD day. This year the day  was celebrated  with the theme “It’s not too late, Quit Smoking”. Dr S C Parija, Director JIPMER said that COPD is a highly prevalent disease with more than 600 million people affected worldwide and it is estimated that by 2020, COPD will become the third leading cause of death worldwide. Dr Vinod Kumar, HoD Pulmonary Medicine said that COPD patients will have progressively worsening breathlessness and chronic cough with expectoration. 

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