PSG Hospital in association with the Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA) observed the National Bone & Joint Day on Thursday. Dr Bhuvaneswaran, Director of PSG hospital, inaugurated the event along with Dr Major.K. Kamalanathan, President, Coimbatore orthopaedic society and Dr BRJ Satish Kumar, Secretary, Coimbatore orthopaedic society.
The first week of August is promoted as the bone week with eventual happening like lectures, rallies, talks, audio-visual aids, banners, and posters in the public forum as an initiative to create awareness.
This year the theme is giving first aid and saving victims of road traffic accidents by Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with the motto ‘Each One Save One’. In an official statement, India ranks first with the maximum accidents occurring every year, with approximate deaths of 1.5 lakhs and 4.5 cases of injuries.
Reportedly, in case of any accident, the possibility of death for a severely injured victim is high, if not rushed to the hospital or does not receive blood/oxygen within 3-5 minutes. CPR aids to bring back life to the injured patient with no pulse and no respiration.
- Restarts patient’s heartbeat.
- Improves oxygen flow to the brain.
- Restarts lung function and facilitates breathing.
The significant focus lies in promoting bone health awareness. It is attained by regular exercises with adequate intake of calcium and Vitamin D diets, including regular sun right exposure and a sedentary lifestyle. The team advised of calcium-rich foods like dairy products, greens/spinach, ragi, and sea foods.