Uprooted Kashmiri pandits prone to heart attacks

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Chandigarh, Oct 7 (UNI) Incompatibilities, aloofness, feeling of alienness are all factors which has increased stress and tension levels and had made the 'uprooted' Kashmiri pandit community more probe to heart attacks.

An eye opener lecture on complete heart care for the Kashmiri community by Dr H K Bali, MD, DM and Ex PGI Intervention Cardiologist here today proved to be of vital interest for hundreds of Kashmiri pandits who have settled in the city and region for over a decade now.

The lecture titled 'Living with a healthy heart' dwelt upon most pertinent of the concerns of Kashmiri community which is today posed with multi dimensional challenges including an ever increasing threat of heart complications owing to considerable and substantial changes in their dietary patterns, life style, sociological and psychological profile.

Dr Bali informed the gathering that the highly sensitive Kashmiri community is today trying to reconcile with changed environs, both physical and psychological. " Having been uprooted from an illustrious historical relevance which had likes of Pandit Nehru and Indira Gandhi amongst the role models, Kashmiris are now facing a socio-psyco compatibility crisis in far off lands like Chandigarh, Punjab and New Delhi", he observed.

"With loss of motherland as the most was tangible disadvantage, Kashmiri pandits are struggling to adapt to alien communities who can be supportive otherwise", Dr Bali observed in his lecture.


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