SIMS Hospital Pedals for a Healthy Aorta
Cycle rally creates awareness and spreads hope about Aortic Disorder on Aortic Dissection Awareness Day 2022
The Institute of Cardiac and Aortic Disorders ( ICAD ) at SIMS hospitals , Vadapalani , organised a Cycle Rally today ( 18th Sep. 2022 ) to commemorate the Aortic Dissection Awareness Day . The event was flagged off by the Chief Guest Thiru Prem Anand Sinha IPS , Additional Commissioner of Police , Greater Chennai Police , in the presence of Thiru Shekhar Deshmukh IPS , Deputy Commissioner of Police , Greater Chennai Police , who was the Guest of Honour and other dignitaries from the healthcare industry .
The cycle rally started at Swamy Sivananda Salai , crossed Napier Bridge , Island Grounds , Anna salai and culminated at Swamy Sivananda Salai . The patients , doctors , nurses , and healthcare support staff of SIMS Hospital cycled across 5 kms in 30 minutes time to spread the message about aortic dissection : the little – known medical condition , the importance of equipping oneself with the basic knowledge about this health disorder , and the ways and means one can show solidarity and extend support to people who are suffering from it .
Speaking on the occasion Dr V.V. Bashi , Director & Senior Consultant , Institute of Cardiac & Aortic Disorders ( ICAD ) at SIMS Hospital said , ” We are extremely delighted to have garnered such great support for this cycle rally . It is very encouraging to see the aortic patients partake in this awareness event , and spread hope and cheer to patients and their families suffering from this medical condition . Studies indicate that approximately 7 lakh people suffer from various types of aortic aneurysm in India . Nearly 30,000 people suffer from aortic dissection with less than 1 % getting the right surgical help . Aortic Aneurysm can affect people of any age and both sexes . Aortic dissection when not treated promptly can cause stroke , kidney failure and death by rupture of the aorta and if left untreated , aortic dissection . can lead to death in 1 out of every 3 people in first 24 hours which increases to 50 % in 48 hours . We hope people use Aortic Dissection Awareness Day to kick – start a healthier lifestyle and become committed to loving their Aorta , a little more ” .
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Raju Sivasamy , Vice President , SIMS Hospital , said ” Driven by the need to save lives , create strong preventive healthcare mechanisms and earn trust among our stakeholders , with the best industry practices , we at SIMS continue our endeavours in enhancing and providing the World class services and solutions to our patients . In the process , we build patient partnerships through patient education and believe that it will strengthen our alliance in nurturing a healthier society . I take this opportunity to congratulate and thank Dr Bashi and team for their unwavering dedication in providing the best of services to our patients and for inspiring SIMS to be recognised as a Ieader in the field of Cardiac and Aortic Disorders Also for being socially responsible and proactively contributing to nurturing a healthy society with such awareness events It is very heartening to see the patients also joining our doctors nurses and other support staff of our hospital participating in the cycle rally with equal enthusiasm