Physical activities like walking are a boon to our overall health. Walking every day can help control blood sugar levels, which, in turn, can help you prevent diabetes. Keeping this in mind, GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute organized “Haato Bangla Haato”, a walkathon to raise awareness about Diabetes, from GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute today.Actor Parambrata Chatterjee was present to flag off this walkathon along with other eminent dignitaries like Prof (Dr) Sukumar Mukherjee, Chairman & Senior Consultant Physician, GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute, Prof (Dr) Shubhankar Chowdhury, HOD & Consultant Endocrinologist, GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute, Dr Chandrachur Bhattacharyya, HOD & Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute, Dr Siddhartha Ghosh, HOD & Consultant Ophthalmologist, GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute, Dr Sujoy Majumdar, HOD & Consultant Diabetologist, GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute, Dr Saibal Chakraborty, HOD (Cardiology), Consultant Physician & Diabetologist, GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute, Dr Subhasis Ganguly, HOD – General Medicine, GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute, Ms Musrefa Hossain, CEO,GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute and Dr Arindam Chanda, COO, GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute.
This walkathon witnessed the presence of several participants from different walks of life on Sunday morning to raise awareness on the need to fight and prevent diabetes. ‘Haato Bangla Haato ‘ by GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute’s purpose is to make people realize that walking is one of the most popular and widely recommended forms of physical activity for people with diabetes. It’s easy, relaxing and can be done practically anywhere. Most important, it’s highly effective at controlling blood glucose levels.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Musrefa Hossain, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute said, “Diabetes is India’s fastest growing disease. Daring to be disease-free doesn’t cost a dime. All it takes is willpower and this day is an annual self-contract for healthy and holistic lifestyle. We are very pleased with the great effort put forward by the participants. This is the fourth year of Haato Bangla Haato and our aim is to create more and more awareness on diabetes.”
Haato Bangla Haato began its 1km journey from the hospital traverse through Moulali, SN Banerjee Road, Wellington and will conclude at GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute. The walkathon in Malda will be held on 24th November2019.
In the past, the event has been supported by a bevy of eminent personalities like Saurav Ganguly, Dev, Rituparna Sengupta, Prosenjit Chattejree, Gargee Roy Choudhury, Kanchan Mallick, Nipobithi, Sambaran Banerjee, Arjun Chakraborty, singer Tirtha Bhattacharaya and many more. Last year, the walkathon had a total attendance of more than 1200 participants which included doctors, nurses, teachers, school children, special needs children, parents, grandparents- All joined hands for a common cause.
Apart from this walkathon, the hospital has also introduced a ‘Diabetes Checkup on Wheels’ campaign across the city. This mobile Diabetes Care vehicle moved around the city and conducted free tests; vitals scan and tried to create awareness in detecting, managing and eliminating diabetes. On World Diabetes Day (14th November), GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute also offered GD Diabetes Monitoring Panel wherein the panel of tests were conducted at a nominal amount for the patients.
About GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute: GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute, the first of its kind in Eastern India was conceptualized with the present and future of Diabetes in mind. This hospital aims to provide comprehensive services under one roof for diabetic care including all complications of Diabetes as well as standard hospital care for associated disease in diabetic patients. Equipped with modern technology, experienced staff and reputed doctors, the hospital also aims to reach out to wider areas of Bengal with education to improve community care of diabetes. One section of the hospital is subsidized for the economically challenged populace, where Out-patient as well as In-patient services will be provided at very nominal and affordable rates.