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Tata Main Hospital set to observe 'World Hypertension Day'

Jamshedpur, May 16, 2016

Tata Main Hospital is all set to observe ‘World Hypertension’ Day on17th May 2016. The theme for this year is KNOW YOUR NUMBER. On the occasion of World Hypertension Day, the Department of Cardiology has planned to conduct screening of BP.

The screening of BP will be conducted from 17th May to 23 rd May in TMH OPD and TMH Clinics at Kadma, Sonari, Sakchi & Baridih for the employees and non-employees. Screening will also be conducted inside Tata Steel works such as the First Aid Stations, East & West plants and OHS.Blood sugar will also be tested as per need and a health card for follow up will be given to each individual.

Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart attacks and brain strokes. High BP may remain ‘silent’,without any symptom, yet cause slow and steady damage to vital organs, heart, brain, kidneys and eyes. Hypertension, BP value more than 140/90 mm Hg, is very common, affecting 30% of the adult population worldwide. But only 50% of them are diagnosed to have hypertension. Of those diagnosed only 50% take treatment. Most of the patients believe that hypertension gets ‘cured’. Medicines that control BP should not be stopped without regular follow up, since elevated BP may not cause any symptom. The first symptom of untreated hypertension may be a life threatening heart attack or a disabling brain stroke.

Blood Pressure screening will be conducted as per the details given below:

Place Date and Timing No screening
TMH OPD 17th-23rd May,2016
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
22nd May (Sunday)
TMH Clinic - Kadma -Do 23rd May (Monday)
TMH Clinic - Baridih -Do 17th May (Tuesday)
TMH Clinic - Sonari -Do 18th May (Wednesday)
TMH Clinic - Sakchi -Do 18th May (Wednesday)
Inside works: OHS Office First Aid Station-East First Aid Station-West May 17th - 20th , 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 noon 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Health Scorecard powered by Tata Digital Health - Tata Digital Health presents a unique digital initiative which enables individuals to get a comprehensive assessment of their health status in minutes – Health Scorecard. The health scorecard is an innovative tool which predicts the risk of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity and heart disease for an individual.Participants choosing to get their blood pressure checked during the week from 17th to 23 rd May,will get a chance to fill a small questionnaire on their life-style, family history and few other parameters. This data will be used to compute their health scores. Participants will be sent an online link to access their health scorecard by email and SMS within 10 days of the check-up. This interactive online interface will show the health status of the participants and also provide tips related to lifestyle, exercise, diet and general well-being.