Counterfeiting is a huge menace in India, but the volume of fakery in the drug industry is alarming.
The award comes at a time when the WHO has estimated that one in every four adults in India suffers from hypertension and only 12 per cent of these adults have hypertension under control.
A total of 3,534 patients were enrolled in this study done by doctors at the 650-bed Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH), aged 9-96 years.
What is needed is a massive awareness among parents and paediatricians about its grave repercussions, if not diagnosed in time, said experts and doctors.
Stressing the need for a massive awareness drive among parents and even doctors, Dr Sumita Saha,
Telangana Teaching Government Doctors Association screened 400 doctors across the 10 government hospitals in the State and found that they had fluctuating BP.
Health Minister Harish Rao, who released the report, expressed Telangana government’s commitment to identify and work towards resolving the issue.
What is needed is a massive awareness among parents and paediatricians about its grave repercussions, if not diagnosed in time, said experts and doctors on World Hypertension Day on Tuesday.
Just one in five adults with hypertension had it under control, which means 80 per cent are at significant risk of complications, including heart attack, stroke, and irregular heartbeat kidney damage.
On World Hypertension Day (May 17), experts speak about the importance of keeping their blood levels in check amid the heat, through simple changes in their daily routine
As the heat wave continues across the State, the day temperatures inches closer to 45 oC in the city.
8 per cent population in Telangana is diabetic, even more have hypertension: Apollo Hospitals survey
Telangana is one of the states in India with a high prevalence of both hypertension and diabetes, found the Apollo Hospital’s Health of the Nation report released on Wednesday.