Nayati Multi Super Specialty Hospital celebrating World No Tobacco Day to make Western UP, a Tobacco Free Region in India

31 May, 2016

~ “You Quit, You Win” – 21 day challenge to quit tobacco~

~ Free screening camp from 31st May – 2nd June, 2016 from 10am to 4pm~

Mathura, 31st May, 2016: – Commemorating ‘World No Tobacco Day’, Nayati Multi Super Specialty hospital in Mathura had launched “You Quit, You Win, 21 day Anti-Tobacco Campaign to make Western UP a ‘Tobacco Free Region’ in India. Team of volunteers and employees of Nayati has urged to spread awareness on cancer causing tobacco through flurry of activities, targeting the general public.

On World No Tobacco day, we will be organizing a free checkup camp (consultation only) at the hospital from Tuesday May 31 to Thursday June 2 from 10 am to 4 pm. In addition to free consultation, a 30% discount on chest X-ray and PFT will be provided.

Highlighting the grave need for curbing tobacco usage, Dr. R. K. Mani CEO -Medical Services, Chairman Pulmonology & Critical Care Medicine at Nayati Multi Super Specialty Hospital said, “In our last camp conducted on World Asthma Day, we witnessed that 80% of people who have turned up for the camp were diagnosed to have advanced COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a progressive disease which is linked majorly with smoking. Smoking damages the air sacs, airways, and the lining of your lungs. Injured lungs have trouble moving enough air in and out, so it’s hard to breathe and eventually leads to failure of lung functions.

Tobacco, being the biggest enemy of our health and our family’s too. It not only puts the active smoker at risk of diseases but envelopes the innocent passive smokers too. People will die prematurely through different tobacco related lethal diseases in the next few years. We all understand that quitting smoking is not as easy as it sound but we can put forth our best effort in reducing smoking every day. Let’s make a small move in that direction and bring a change in our society, making it healthy and worth living. Come and support us at Nayati Hospital on 31st May, 2016 in our 21 day challenge to quit smoking,” he further said.

On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, Dr Anil Kumar Dhar, Chairman of Medical Oncology at Nayati Multi Super Specialty Hospital said, “The increasing consumption of tobacco products in India and subsequent rise in the cases of cancer, heart disease, and respiratory ailments are a point of concern for the medical fraternity. Lately, we have done our first successful cancer treatment at Nayati hospital on a 52 year old male from Mathura who came to our hospital with a head and neck cancer which is very common in this region because of chewing tobacco. We took this case as a challenge as it was quite a complex surgery which required high surgical skills. The gentleman was presented with ulcer in right lateral border of tongue which on examination, 3.2cm lesion was found. Biopsy was suggested of squamous cell carcinoma. The surgery was performed successfully and the patient is now leading a normal healthy life.

After seeing such critical cases every other day, we feel that there is a dire need to spread awareness about the dangers of tobacco use especially among school children because most people start smoking, in their youth. According to the recently-released Global Adult Tobacco Survey, about 35 per cent of the adults in India consume tobacco in some form or the other. The WHO estimates that each year tobacco causes about 6 million deaths with 600,000 of these occurring in non smokers due to second hand smoke.

While stressing on the ways of quitting tobacco Dr. (Prof) Santanu Chaudhuri, Chairman – Radiation Oncology at Nayati Multi Super Specialty Hospital said, “Smoking leads to addiction and most of the people find it difficult quitting smoking. The commonest methods of quitting smoking is to remind oneself of benefits of quitting smoking like a sense of feeling better, getting healthier, sparing your loved ones from second hand smoke or saving money. Smokers trying to quit should indulge in 30 minutes of walk or jog every day. Deep-breathing exercises, muscle relaxation, yoga, visualization and massage also helps in quitting tobacco. When there is an urge or craving for tobacco, chew on sugarless gum or hard candy, or munch on raw carrots, nuts or sunflower seeds — something crunchy and satisfying. Each time you resist a tobacco craving, you are one step closer to stopping smoking or other tobacco use for good. So stop smoking and stay healthy.”

About Nayati Healthcare & Research Pvt. Ltd.: Nayati is India’s first Multi Super-Specialty healthcare group offering premium tertiary care to Tier-II & Tier-III cities. We offer world class patient care services aided by state-of-the-art medical technology and advanced treatment facilities. Our aim is to provide both cost effective and easily accessible healthcare.

About Nayati Multi Super Speciality Hospital, Mathura: Nayati Hospital once operational will be the first hospital in the region to provide integrated, comprehensive and high quality healthcare through our Centres of Excellence. These centres will be supported by advanced Intensive Care units comprising of: MICU, CCU, SICU, NICU and PICU. The upcoming hospital in Mathura will also cater to Vrindavan, Agra, Palwal, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Kasganj, Etawah, Etah, Hathras, Agra and surrounding areas.

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Shivani Sharma / Neha Singh

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