Sakra World Hospital conducts free PFT testing for better lung health

Sakra World Hospital conducts free PFT testing for better lung health


Bengaluru, June 6, 2023: Sakra World Hospital, a leading multi-specialty healthcare institution, was pleased to announce a collaborative initiative with Phoenix Market City, Bengaluru which raised awareness on lung health and provided free PFT (Pulmonary function test) to the community to commemorate World No Tobacco Day. The event took place recently at Bengaluru’s Phoenix Mall.

This collaboration, was committed to promoting a healthy community by encouraging individuals to proactively evaluate their lung health. The “Check Your Lungs’ Health” campaign offered an opportunity to the visitors at one of the busiest malls in the city to receive a free PFT test, a cutting-edge imaging technology for diagnosing and monitoring lung problems from a team of skilled medical professionals from Sakra World Hospital. Through this test, every participant was given an assessment of their lung health, understand and evaluate the need to take care of their lungs and take appropriate preventive measures.

World No Tobacco Day, observed on May 31st every year, serves as a powerful reminder of the significance of quitting smoking and tobacco use. This global event raises awareness about the detrimental impact of tobacco on individuals and communities across the globe. It encourages smokers to embark on a transformative journey towards a healthier life by letting go of this harmful habit and embracing a smoke-free lifestyle.

Furthermore, Sakra World Hospital also held an interactive session led by medical professionals who offered essential knowledge on lung health, common respiratory disorders, and the need to take immediate preventive measures.

Mr. Naoya Matsumi, Deputy MD, Sakra World Hospital said, “In a world where our lung health is constantly challenged by viral infections, environmental pollutants, and lifestyle choices, the power to heal lies within us. Embrace the role of being your own doctor, practicing preventive medicine to protect your precious lungs. Choose a healthy lifestyle, prioritize physical activity, minimize exposure to pollutants, and master stress management techniques. Remember, tobacco may be a choice, but it is within our control to choose health and well-being. Let us rise above the challenges, ignite the healer within, and breathe life into our lungs with every conscious decision we make.”

Dr. Sachin Kumar, Senior Consultant, Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, Sakra World Hospital quoted, “Let us come together, on this World No Tobacco Day and every day, to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco. It is time to envision a world free from the grip of smoking and tobacco consumption. Each cigarette robs us of precious moments, cutting short our lives by 11 minutes. We must realize that the number of lives lost to smoking surpasses even the toll of COVID. With 70-80 harmful chemicals lurking in every cigarette, it is essential to celebrate and advocate for a tobacco-free future. Let us stand united in our commitment to a healthier, smoke-free world.”

“We believe that early detection and prevention are key to ensuring healthy lungs. By organizing this event, we aim to empower the community to prioritize their respiratory health and take proactive steps towards building a healthier society.”

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