Religious places ideal for dissemination of knowledge: Dr Sushil

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 31: With the aim of making masses aware of the blooming pandemic of cardiac ailments and to educate them to adopt cardiac friendly lifestyle, Head Department of Cardiology GMCH Jammu in association with SVS Charitable Trust held a day long cardiac awareness cum health check up camp at Devipura area of Akhnoor. The camp was inaugurated by Shri Shri 1008 Swami Vishwatamanand Ji Maharaj along with Dr Sushil Sharma amidst chanting of vedic slogans. More than 2000 people benefitted from the health checkup camp. Free medicines were given as per advice. Important body tests viz., ECG, Lipid-profile, BMD, Blood sugar were also done.
At the outset, Vishwatamanand Ji Maharaj said that a deep understanding of differences in cultural and religious beliefs and their effect on treatment preferences improves the relationship and reduces conflict in patient care for any race or background. Supporting force for coping with the disease is the power of inner faith. Perspective, strong convictions and faith help patients not to give up and choose a proper coping method.
While interacting with the people, Dr Sushil stated that this was the atmosphere of calmness and serenity which was perfect for organizing such camps with the divine blessings of Maharaj Ji and there is no doubt in the fact that these places are central hub for educating people to adopt healthy practices with aim of decreasing mortality and morbidity and simultaneously maintaining a sustainable and ecofriendly health practices.
Dr Sushil Sharma while emphasizing on the role of religious places in primary prevention of cardiac and other ailments told that mere emphasis on the physical aspect is not adequate for patients’ health and welfare; contribution of other strategies including religious coping ones is required. Religion is an important aspect of health care and attention to religious needs has been increasingly emphasized by healthcare professionals. The strength and comfort obtained from one’s faith in a personal relationship with God as a higher power include a sense of meaningfulness and well-being. Religious coping strategies and a sense of meaning help the patients suffering from chronic diseases to trust their strengths, accept new conditions, and cope through finding their inner selves. This makes spirituality and religion an integral component of comprehensive care,” he said.
Others who were part of this Camp include Dr Khem Raj Sharma, Dr Shyam Singh, Dr Champa Sharma, Dr Poonam Jagiasi, Dr Gurleen Kour, Dr Anitipal Singh, Dr Mohit Sharma, Dr Dhaneshwar Kapoor, Dr Yashwant Sharma, Dr Venkatesh Yellupu, Dr Sourab Gupta, Dr Munish Sharma, Dr Sachin Kudyar and Dr Dinesh Kumar Chadgal. Paramedics and volunteers includes Kamal Sharma, Raghav Rajput, Rajkumar, Amnish Dutta, Maninder Singh, Rahul Vaid, Arun Singh, Paramveer Singh, Rohit Nayyar ,Gourav Sharma, Vikas Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Nirvair Singh Bali and numerous Volunteers of the Trust.

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