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Jamshedpur participates enthusiastically in World Hypertension Day Campaign

Jamshedpur, May 24, 2016

The Cardiology Department, Tata Main Hospital launched a Blood Pressure (BP) screening programme for the citizens of Jamshedpur. A week long campaign started on 17th May 2016, on the occasion of World Hypertension Day and continued till May 23,2016. The screening camps were conducted in TMH, TMH Clinics at Baridih, Sakchi, Sonari & Kadma and also inside the Tata Steel Works. More than 2600 people availed this service.

Based on the proforma filled by each individual along with health indices such as blood pressure, blood sugar and body weight, a customized score card and instructions for healthy life style will be sent by Tata Digital Health .At the concluding ceremony held on 24 th May 2016 at the TMH auditorium, the highlights of the week long campaign were presented. Mr Sunil Bhaskaran, VP, Corporate Services, Tata Steel appreciated the initiative by the Cardiology Department and Tata Digital Health to make Jamshedpur a Healthy Heart City.

Out of 2600 participants, the data for 1600 has been analyzed so far. There were 650 females and 950 male participants. Around 60% participants had their BP reading in the healthy range (below 140/90) which is a positive sign towards making Jamshedpur a heart healthy city. This analysis was carried out by Tata Digital Health team, who are the analytics partners of this campaign.

For the first time in Jamshedpur, the participants will be able to benefit from a fully digitized health scorecard, this link will be sent to them by email and SMS. This interactive online interface will predict the risk of diabetes,hypertension, obesity and heart disease and it will also provide tips related to lifestyle, exercise, diet and general well-being.

Tata Digital Health has also started a new digital healthcare initiative called TMH Express which provides digitized healthcare service with state-of- the-art point of care devices. This service aims to enhance the experience of doctor-patient interaction with its ease, speed, accuracy, and portability. Digitized measurements help provide a better experience to the patients through features such as paperless patient records, point of care BP devices, alerts for adverse drug interactions, which help in faster and accurate diagnosis.