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Rana inaugurates tele-cardiology unit of Gauri healthy heart project

Post by on Friday, March 11, 2022

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Jammu, March 10: Under the auspices of Gauri Healthy Heart Project two events were held at Reasi and Jagti township, Nagrota, Jammu on Thursday.
The Chief Guest at this occasion was Devendra Singh Raina an eminent social activist and Politician of Jammu and Kashmir.
Rana lauded the efforts of the Gauri Kaul foundation, Prof U Kaul and his team in bringing preventive health care to the doorstep of these needy and deserving people of Jagti and neighbouring Panchayat and promised to support this cause by drawing the attention of the administration. 
Padma Shri, Prof Upendra Kaul an eminent cardiologist and Founder Director of Gauri Kaul foundation (GKF) speaking at these events emphasized the importance of the mission and lauded the help of Indian Oil corporation, AstraZeneca and the NGO, Academics and Research Deptt of Batra Hospital, New Delhi and Umeed Foundation in supporting the project by providing generous funding for getting the Telecardiology Units and investigating in detail 900 selected patients by local administrative authorities based upon test reports verified by the GKF, interaction with 900 paramedics and 600 doctors working in the field.
Earlier in the day a camp was initiated in Reasi where a total of 150 patients with high risk for getting a heart attack will be identified by healthcare workers under the leadership of Prof U Kaul.
This event was organized by Saraf Singh Nag, Chairman DDC, Smt Babila Rukwal, Dist Dev Commissioner and Amrit Gupta SSP, Reasi.
The Healthy heart project has also set up 2 telecardiology systems in the UT. One in the remote area of Machil , Kupwara near the LOC in association with the Indian Army and the other in Jagti in association with the NGO, Helpline Humanity.
The unit in the remote area of Machil started functioning in October 2021. It also has a specialized ambulance to transport sick patients to Kupwara and Srinagar.

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