Workshop on Hypertension Prevention and Care Organized by CLPF


Guwahati: The Consumers’ Legal Protection Forum (CLPF) held a workshop to discuss the growing issue of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and ways to prevent and manage hypertension. The event took place at Hotel Riviera in Guwahati.

Dr. Nakul Shyam, Additional Director of Health Services in the Assam government, highlighted that many people in rural areas are affected by hypertension, but they are often unaware of it. The government is now focusing on regular check-ups to identify those at risk.

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Speakers like Dr. Rahul K. Sharma from the National Health Mission and Dr. Mousumi Krishnatreya from Gauhati Medical College talked about the importance of managing hypertension. Dr. Jitumoni Kalita from Down Town Hospital, Guwahati, discussed ways to prevent strokes and heart attacks. Dr. Hrisikesh Sarma from the National Medicos Organisation spoke about the role of health centers.

The workshop also shared data from a recent survey, which revealed a high percentage of people in Assam with hypertension. Nilanjana Bose from Consumer VOICE emphasized that cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, are significant health challenges.

The workshop, attended by more than 100 people, aimed to raise awareness about hypertension and promote better healthcare practices.

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