Indraprastha Apollo Hospital conducts free Super Speciality OPD Camp at STNM

GANGTOK, 09 Apr:

The Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, in association with STNM Hospital, Gangtok organised a daylong Free Super Speciality OPD Camp at STNM Hospital, Gangtok, today.

The Special Medical Camp had the presence of Dr. (Lt. Col) VP Singh, Sr. Consultant, Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery) and (Prof.)Dr. Sanjiv Jasuja, Sr. Consultant Nephrology, MD (Medicine), DNB (Nephrology), MNAMS, FIMSA.

To reach out to the people and share knowledge about health issues was the main objective of the health camp, said Dr. VP Singh.

Speaking to SummitTIMES, Dr. Singh that the Apollo hospital is focusing on reaching out to people of the North East and provide the best health services. He said that tobacco related diseases and some cancers are common in Sikkim, which he said is due to the dietary habits of people here.

Sikkim becoming an organic state will definitely have a positive impact on the health of the Sikkimese, he stated and also congratulated the state government for this achievement.

Appreciating the initiative taken by the state government in terms of health services, Dr Singh said that now the state government should ban tobacco products.

Similarly the Senior Consultant Nephrology, Dr. Sanjiv Jasuja said that the people here in Sikkim are lucky as Sikkim has got a clean and green environment which is very much important to maintain good health.

Organic vegetables consumption will definitely help people in the long run, said Dr. Jasuja.

He said that as per his findings, diabetes is a common ailment here and that people here have the bad habit of taking medicines without doctor's advice. He urged everyone not to take medicine without consulting a doctor, especially pain killers since it can lead to increased risk of heart attack and other diseases.

The camp was organised to provide better services to the new patients of Sikkim as well as old patients who are already undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital and can go for review here instead of going outside the state, said Senior Manager (Marketing), Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, Paras Duggal.

Services related to Nephrology/Kidney, Surgical Oncology/ Cancer, Orthopedics/Bone and Joint and Neurosurgeon/ Brain & Spine were provided today.