Port Wings News Network:
The World Heart Day was observed at PPT Hospital on 29 September2018. On this occasion, a walkathon was organised to create awareness about heart related problems among the denizens of the Port township. Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies Club, flagged off a walkathon in which the doctors, paramedical staffs of the PPT Hospital along with HoDs of the PPT, CISF personnel and general public participated with much enthusiasm.
Free Heart Check Up was also conducted in association with eminent Cardiologist from AMRI & Sunshine Hospitals, Bhubaneswar and Agarwal Eye Hospital, Cuttack. Dr. L Padhuria, Sr. Medical Officer and Dr. Durga Prasad Sethy, Ophthalmologist of PPT Hospital co-ordinated the event under the guidance of Dr. Prahlad Panda, Chief Medical Officer, PPT. A total number of 317 people attended, out of which 36 new cases of Diabetes and Coronary Artery disease were detected. One acute case of heart attack was immediately referred to higher centre.