New Delhi: Moving ahead with its vision “[email protected]”, OMRON Healthcare India, the leader in digital BP monitoring segment, has joined hands with Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) to create awareness among the masses and healthcare professions about the need for regular monitoring of blood pressure at home.
According to various studies, one-third of India’s population suffers from Hypertension and more than 60 percent of them are still unaware of it.
“Indicated as one of the key lifestyle diseases, it is well evident that Hypertension leads to life-threatening cardio-vascular disorders if not treated well. Despite the whopping numbers, very few Hypertensive patients use BP monitors for regular monitoring at home which is a grim and scary picture. OMRON aims to contribute to the challenge by partnering with the right stakeholders who are looked upon as trustworthy associates by the masses as well as medical practitioners to propagate the importance of blood pressure monitoring as a key part of the overall management of the malady” says Kazunori Tokura, Managing Director, OMRON Healthcare India.
Expected to rise at the rate of 20-40 percent, the number of hypertensive people is expected to touch 214 million by 2030 or so. Another red flag is that this number comprises of only the detected patients; however there is huge number of subjects which go undetected.