Mitigating Heart Diseases across India

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The increasing change in lifestyle that emerged with the end of the last century has resulted in serious medical conditions for a majority of people across the world, regardless of their age or genetic history of diseases. Obesity and smoking have been recorded to be major causes of cardiovascular disorders in the recent past. Obesity has already turned into an epidemic for countries such as the U.S. and has stretched its tentacles to the Eastern countries such as India with growing unhealthy/irregular food habits of citizens. Although the rate of meat consumption in India is miniscule as compared to the whopping 120.2 kg per person of meat consumed by an average American annually, nonetheless the World Health Organisation (WHO) research suggests that about 1.7 million Indians suffer heart attacks on an annual basis.

In addition, the urban population has adopted a sedentary lifestyle, on account of their busy work-lives due to which they have a penchant for heart related diseases. Hypertension and stress levels have skyrocketed as people struggle to achieve their annual or monthly turnovers. Diabetes is another cause for the increasing heart cases in the country for the mid-age generation.

Given this scenario, practising a healthy lifestyle by maintaining a balanced diet is of paramount importance. As the saying goes, ‘A healthy body equals a healthy mind’, in order to maintain a healthy body and therefore ensure productivity, exercising for a minimum of 30 minutes is a must. Anything in excess proves to be harmful; the same goes for consumption of meat especially given the heat infusing climatic conditions of India pertaining to its geographical location.

Lack of awareness has furthered the existing swell in heart conditions across the country. Private organisations such as Ziqitza Healthcare Limited (ZHL) have comprehended the urgency for healthcare services when it comes to heart related emergencies. 1298 Ambulance Services are providing emergency healthcare in 17 states across India such as Bihar, Odisha, Punjab, Kerala and Mumbai with a view to provide the best possible standards of emergency medical care. The fee of 1298 Ambulance Services depends on the choice of Private or Government hospitals, which is used to self-sustain the service.

1298 Ambulance Services provide two types of services based on the requirement of the patient i.e., Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). ZHL’s trained medical staff and technicians take the necessary steps to introduce first aid for stabilizing the patient’s condition. ALS ambulances also carry life-saving equipment including defibrillator, oxygen cylinder and electrocardiography (ECG) machine.

Although heart diseases are common in countries such as the U.S., the widespread awareness regarding 911, an emergency healthcare facility provided by their government helps ensure efficiency and reach of the emergency medical facilities throughout the country. In India, however awareness about emergency medical facilities such as 108 is a lagging factor. Therefore, spreading information about the existing facilities becomes essential.

Currently, while heart issues continue to be a cause of worry for Indians, the medical advancements so as to tackle emergency situations have also been on the rise. Nevertheless, the only way to ensure their efficiency is to spread the word about 1298 Ambulance Services, so that denizens across districts as well as states are able to take advantage of these emergency medical facilities despite their socio-economic backgrounds.

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