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Free heart check up at SUM marks World Heart Day

Bhubaneswar, Sep 29: The SOA University conducted a free comprehensive heart check up by its senior cardiologists at the Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital on Thursday marking the World Heart Day on Thursday.

The Department of Cardiac Sciences of the hospital also conducted free ECG and special check up for persons who had undergone stenting or fitted with pacemakers. Besides, free counseling of people was conducted by dieticians, physiotherapists and psychologists, a SOA University release said.

A large number of people opted for the special cardiac package comprising ECG, Echo Screening and tests for blood sugar, lipid profile, sodium potassium level, urea and creatinine offered at a highly subsidized price.

Earlier in the morning, a rally was taken out by medical students and interns from the IMS and Sum Hospital to create awareness about heart care and cardiac diseases. The Managing Member of the University, Mr. Gopabandhu Kar, the Registrar, Prof. B.B.Pradhan, the Dean of IMS and Sum Hospital, Prof. Gangadhar Sahu, the Medical Superintendent, Dr. Pushparaj Samantasinhar, head of the Cardiology department, Prof. A.K.Samal and other senior cardiologists Dr. Deepak Padhi, Dr. Suresh Behera and Dr. Sibaram Panda participated in the campaign.

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