WARIS is a registered society which works to promote wellness, and has a mission to `STOP HEART ATTACK`. WARIS does awareness programs for public and for Doctors in this connection. This is entirely voluntary and charitable contribution by the doctors and other workers attached with it. WARIS has a Community Services Program and under this program WARIS has run charitable Clinics and done Free Heart Check camps, Public Awareness Programs and Continuing Medical Education(CME) Programs for Physicians, Cardiologists and General Practitioners in Rewari, Bhiwadi, Agra, Alwar, Chomu, Gurgaon, Hisar, Kota, Jhansi, Jaipur, Sri Ganganagar, Jodhpur ,Lucknow, Bikaner,and even Kolkata. The WARIS Network Doctors CME Program is Headed by Hony Director, Shri D Mathur. In the community intervention program(Headed by Hony Director: Dr B Gupta), as part of Free Heart Camps, the Cardiovascular risk of each individual is calculated based on their assessments of Blood Pressure, Lipids, and other factors, which is fed into software derived from Framingham Data (USA), as applied by American College of Cardiology. These people are then given specific advice regarding risk intervention using Lifestyle and Pharmacological methods. Such Interventional programs have been successfully done for Doctors of Alwar, through IMA Alwar in 2008, wherein a third of Doctors were unaware of their new onset risk factors, and hence newly developed, recent heightened risk of heart attack/ cardiovascular disease. Intervention was done successfully in them, using lifestyle modification and therapeutic options.
As you are well aware, India has one of the largest numbers of patients of Heart disease. This is indeed a disaster and much needs to be done to create awareness about the `Dos and Don’ts ` to prevent heart attack. By spreading our message of `Do`s and Don’ts` , will not only save millions of lives , it will also save millions of homes and also prevent millions of children from becoming destitute because of loss of breadwinner in the family as a result of heart disease.
WARIS also promotes Tran radial Intervention, and conducts workshops called India Radial Blitz, since 2007. It is supported and aided by its International patrons in Netherlands, North America and France, in this Endeavour.Read more
Dr Sanjay Chugh
MD (GeneralMedicine), DM Cardiology, AIIMS New Delhi,FACC, FSCAI
Senior Consultant and Associate Director, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Healthcare Superspeciality Hospital , Gurgaon, Haryana,India.