Escorts holds free health camp for Tihar jail's women inmates

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New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) As a special gesture for Tihar jail's women inmates, the Escorts Heart Institute today opened a free Heart check-up camp on the jail premises.

The women inmates were be able to consult cardiologists from the Escorts Heart Institute during the camp. Various tests like ECG, Echocardiography, blood pressure, blood sugar random, height and weight records were also conducted free of charge, said Dr Aparna Jaswal, consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist, who inaugurated the camp.

Dr Jaswal said,''Today, heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. These check-up camps will help raise awareness among the women about growing cardiac ailments. This is our first camp for women inmates of Tihar Jail and we would like to arrange more such camps for them.'' Brijesh Kumar Gupta, an official of Tihar Jail said this free camp conducted by renowned doctors would immensely benefit the inmates. ''Our inmates would be made aware of existing heart problems, there symptoms and precautions which can be taken to prevent them,'' he said.

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