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Date: 29th September, 2016, Kolkata

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, which was recently recognized as the most trusted hospital in the specialization of cardiology in Kolkata in the Trusted Hospital 2016 Survey by Reader's Digest Magazine, organized a special oath taking programme on the occasion of World Heart day, 2016. Attended by Sameehg Doutie, Stephen Paul Pearson, Debjit Majumder and Juan Belencoso - star players from team Atletico de Kolkata, the event saw a public reaffirmation of some key health steps that can help overcome the challenge of heart diseases.

Dr Rupali Basu, President and CEO ER, Apollo Hospitals Group, India, the assembled players from Atletico, and other dignitaries signed pledges to:

  • Adopt a balanced diet
  • Embrace an active lifestyle
  • Quit tobacco
  • Stay happy
  • Get a periodic heart check

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Rupali Basu observed, "Globally, cardiovascular diseases result in around 18 million deaths every year - about a third of the worldwide mortality figures according to the WHO. The prevalence of these diseases appear to be concentrated in the middle and low income countries, with India leading the list with over two million lives every year. We at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata are taking significant steps to combat this challenge in the eastern part of the country, and with the introduction of newer detection, treatment and management solutions and methodologies will surely help reverse the trend for a healthier life."

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