Omron, IMA and Heart Care Foundation join hands to check growing incidences of hypertension

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Bhubaneswar, December 10, 2018: Moving ahead with its vision
“Healthcare @ Home”, Omron Healthcare India has joined hands with Indian
Medical Association (IMA) and Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) to create
awareness among the masses and healthcare professions about the need for
regular monitoring of blood pressure at home.
According to various studies, one-third of India’s population
suffers from hypertension and more than 60 percent of them are still unaware of
“Indicated as one of the key lifestyle diseases, it is well
evident that hypertension leads to life-threatening cardio-vascular disorders
if not treated well,” said Kazunori Tokura, Managing Director, Omron Healthcare
Omron aims to contribute to the challenge by partnering with
the right stakeholders who are looked upon as trustworthy associates by the
masses as well as medical practitioners to propagate the importance of blood
pressure monitoring as a key part of the overall management of the malady, said
The initiative has already started working in this regard by
rolling-out many joint activities pan India such as organising health camps
providing a platform for holding dialogues with the medical fraternity, on the
myths prevailing around home BP monitoring, and free check-ups; disseminating
mass communication on the importance of managing blood pressure as one of key
vitals for almost all non-communicable diseases and substantiating the utility
and efficacy of digital home BP monitors.
Dr Ravi Wankhedkar, national president, IMA and Dr KK
Aggarwal, president, Heart Care Foundation of India reiterated that hypertension
is one of the most significant silent killer amongst Indians.
The number of hypertensive people is expected to touch 214
million by 2030 or so. 

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