Dr Shubhabrata Banerjee, Senior Vascular Surgeon and Chief Organizer, Kolkata – Vascular Society of India said,“We are very encouraged to see the amazing response of our campaign in Kolkata. Our Mission is to promote healthier Communities through a comprehensive Vascular Health Care Delivery System resulting in Amputation FREE India. Today on National Vascular Day, Walkathon has taken place simultaneously in 26 cities across the nation, where over 8,000 enthusiastic participants joined with great fervor.”
This national drive becomes more relevant in today’s times when India is becoming the diabetic capital of the world. More and more population is at risk of preventable amputations because of unhealthy lifestyles and diet. This is an effort to create nationwide awareness so that these amputations can be prevented by lifestyle changes, and if at all the need arises, treatment can be done early, thus preserving their quality of life.
Vascular Day Walkathon in 26 Cities:
West Bengal: Kolkata
Karnataka: Bangalore; Mysore
Andhra Pradesh: Vishakhapatnam (Vizag)
Kerala: Trivandrum; Kochi Calicut (Kozhikode)
Maharashtra: Mumbai; Nashik, Pune, Nagpur
Ahmedabad Surat, Baroda, Rajkot
Tamil Nadu: Chennai; Madurai; Trichy; Vellore
Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow
Vascular Society of India
- Embrace the latest technology to achieve acceptable standards of complete well-being among patients with vascular ailments.
- Spread awareness of Vascular Surgeons and Vascular Diseases: One of the major challenges ahead is to develop awareness among healthcare providers and also the general population.
Common symptoms of vascular diseases are:
- Leg swelling
- Sudden occurrence of pain/discoloration in legs
- Non healing wounds
- Visible, dilated veins
If you have any of the above symptoms, consult your nearest Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at the earliest. They know your blood vessels the best and provide the most comprehensive care for your limbs.