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Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Nursing

World Hypertension Day 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019 |O.P.D, Dr. D.Y. Patil Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune-18 |International Commemorative Day

Day was observed onthe 17TH MAY 2019 at D.Y. Patil Hospital and Research Centre by First Year GNMNursing  students of Dr. D. Y. PatilInstitute of Nursing Education, Pimpri Pune, from 10a.m to 12p.m. Under theguidance of the Mrs. Rupali Salvi, Principal, Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Nursingand INE, Mrs. Mary Ajith (Class Co-ordinator), Mrs. Ashwini Sakharkar (ClinicalInstructor) and Mr. Deepak More (Clinical Instructor).

World HypertensionDay focuses on spreading awareness about high blood pressure - a conditionwhich can lead to fatal consequences. The theme of World Hypertension Day 2019is "Know your numbers." The theme is meant to raise awareness abouthigh blood pressure in people across the world. According to WHO report,worldwide raised blood pressure is estimated to cause 7.5 million deaths, about12.8% of the total of all deaths. Poster exhibition was inaugurated by Mrs.Rupali Salvi, Principal, Dr. D Y Patil College of Nursing and INE. NursingDirector of Dr. D.Y. Patil Hospital and research Centre, Ms. Trupta Suri wasalso present to enlighten the event. Poster exhibition was done to createawareness regarding the meaning of Hypertension, causes, risk factors, clinicalmanifestation, investigations, management and prevention was explained by thestudents. The programme was attended by various patients, people and relatives.We got excellent response for poster exhibition. Around 200 people were benefitedfrom this poster exhibition. The nursing students have cleared many doubts ofthe people. The programme went on smoothly.