Experts for inhalation therapy for asthmatics
Ludhiana, May 11
Speaking at the occasion, Dr Jagdeep Whig, vice-principal and head of the chest unit, observed that inhalation was a unique modern form of therapy, in which a tiny dose of asthma medication was breathed into the lungs through the mouth using pocket-sized inhaler. This way, the medication reached straight into the lungs and worked quickly, effectively and safely, because the medication did not travel all around the body. Inhalation therapy had been around for over 30 years and had benefited millions of men, women (including pregnant women and nursing mothers) as well as the children worldwide.
He added that today asthma could be diagnosed at the doctor’s clinic without expensive tests and treated easily.
Dr Anil Kashyap of chest unit delivered a talk on the new advanced treatment therapies of asthma. Dr Sanjeev from the paediatrics department focused on acute severe asthma in paediatric patients. Dr Daljit Singh, Principal and Professor, Department of Paediatrics, and Dr U.P.S. Sidhu, Associate Professor, chest unit, chaired the interactive session during the seminar.
Speaking on the “Unmet needs of asthma”, the theme of the World Asthma Day this year, Dr U.P.S. Sidhu said out of estimated 20 million asthamatics in India, nearly 14 million did not have adequate control over asthma. “The patients frequently miss school or work, find it difficult to enjoy a good night’s sleep, stay away from any kind of vigorous physical activity, are often hospitalised for attacks and may even avoid social interaction because of the stigma attached with asthma.”
25 persons donate blood
Ludhiana, May 11
Giving this information, Dr G.S. Grewal, Medical Director of the hospital, said the institution would hold a free medical camp on June 17 to commemorate the birthday of Sardar Avtar Singh Grewal, advocate, in whose name the hospital was being run. During this camp, all patients would be examined free of charge. The facility of free blood sugar examination and ECG would also be provided.
Further, in the month of September, a cardiac check-up camp would be held in collaboration with Escorts Hospital, Delhi. A team of doctors, led by internationally acclaimed cardiologist Dr T. S. Kler would examine the patients.
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