INSPIRE(Institution for Secretarial Practices & Development) – a non-profit voluntary professional registered body of working secretarial practitioners, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, today organized anHEALTH SEMINAR at the Ivy Hospital, Sector 71, Mohali, for its members and their families, with the voluntary support of the management of Ivy Hospital, Mohali.
On this occasion, Sh. D .M. S. Bedi, Chairman, INSPIRE, highlighted the activities of the institution and welcomed Dr. Harinder Singh Bedi and Dr. Gurpreet Singh, who are from Ivy Hospital, Mohali.
Dr. Harinder Singh Bedi (A Renowned Heart Specialist of the region), who is Director & Head, Cardiac Surgery at Ivy Hospital, Mohali interacted with participants on the topic ” How to Keep Your Heart Healthy”. Dr. Bedi gave tips for healthy heart by incorporating stress management, exercise, diet, avoidance of tobacco and regular check-ups, besides stressing on the importance of Yoga.
While interacting, he said “Today India is home to one out of every 10 senior citizens in the world. With life expectancy increasing to 75.5 years, octogenarians constitute about 3 per cent of the population. The older population in India, which was 56.7 million in 1991 and 72 million in 2001, is expected to grow to 137 million by 2021.” He said age is a risk factor for the development of coronary artery disease and the incidence of symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) requiring coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in the elderly is bound to increase. Around 40% of all octogenarians have symptomatic cardiovascular disease and a significant number of these may benefit from surgery.
Dr. Gurpreet Singh, Sr. Consultant-Internal Medicine, Ivy Hospital, Mohali interacted with the participants on topic ” Diabetes Management & Stress Management “.
Sh. Purushotam Mehta, Advisor, INSPIRE expressed Vote of Thanks and thanked the esteemed faculty, the participants and the management of Ivy Hospital for arranging an excellent Health Seminar for the members of INSPIRE.
On the occasion, Sh. Krishan Grover, Assistant Registrar, Panjab University, Chandigarh was also present.
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