Sun Valley Hospital in Guwahati observed ‘Diabetic Foot Day’ on Monday to spread awareness about the importance of feet in our lives and how its negligence can affect the ability to do anything.
The day is observed on April 23 every year.
The meet was chaired by Dr Sudhir Kr Jain, MS PhD, Foot Surgeon and Mr Abhoy Kr Hazarika, Managing Director, Sun Valley Hospital.
G L Agarwalla, eminent social worker graced the occasion with his presence.
Sun Valley Hospital with its multidisciplinary medical team is providing unique service to the people of entire North-east India for more than last one decade and has successfully treated thousands of feet having septic complications and saved them from amputation.
On the occasion, the hospital undertook various activities like – free diabetic foot check-up, awareness programme for prevention of diabetic foot ulcer and sepsis, proper use of foot wear, etc.
The programme also included the launch and implementation of project ‘Charan Sparsh’, a brainchild of Dr Sudhir Kumar Jain – Director and Chief Podiatry Surgeon, Department Of Diabetes Limb Complication and Foot Care, Sun Valley Hospital.
Charan Sparsh is a public awareness initiative regarding the importance of feet and their protection focussing on prevention of diabetic foot, which is the need of the hour.
This was stated in a press release issued by Sun Valley Hospital on Monday.