‘Heart Health Awareness’ Program Focuses on American Indian Community | Indian of the world
The Indian Consulate in Chicago hosted a “Saving Lives” Community Heart Health Awareness and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Program at the Indian Consulate in Chicago on December 15 for the benefit of Native Americans.
The American-Indian community-focused program was jointly developed by Dr. Vemuri S. Murthy, Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Medical Society and founder of the Saving More Illinois Lives through Education (CPR) project. the Chicago Medical Society Community Bystander. in association with Dr Srinivas Ramaka, a prominent cardiologist from Telangana, India.
The program brought together several members of the American Indian community, leaders of medical organizations and diplomats from the Indian consulate, staff and families, according to a press release.
Inaugurating the program, Consul General Amit Kumar spoke about the importance of Indo-American health partnerships in reducing morbidity and mortality from heart disease and the major role of the American Indian community in strengthening these affiliations through to innovative projects developed jointly.
As an example, he cited the recently successfully implemented Heart Rescue India project with an Indo-American collaboration, involving the University of Illinois College of Medicine and UI Health, Chicago, and the College Ramaiah Medical Center in Bengaluru with a grant from Medtronic. He commended the Indian medical community for their continued contribution to the Indian and American healthcare sector.
Murthy gave a presentation on global heart disease, heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrests with a special focus on Indians and Native Americans. He spoke about the programs needed to improve survival and outcomes during heart emergencies through community outreach, prevention, early detection and rapid response.