Greetings from National Medical Forum!
National Medical Forum is an NGO that has been working in the society for the last 15 years with the motive of improving health of the nation. We focus on promoting inclusive healthcare, helping all members of the society get equal opportunities in accessing healthcare.
As you may be aware hypertension is a major health issue which has been declared as number one killer in the world by WHO. The risk of myocardial infarction is two times higher & risk of stroke in is four times greater in patients of Hypertension. In order to draw attention of all stake holders to save lives, every year 17th May is marked as “World Hypertension Day“.
On this occasion National Medical Forum is launching a National Hypertension Screening Research Program with the study of INCIDENCE AND PREVALANCE OF HYPERTENSION IN GENERAL POPULATION OF INDIA. More than 1000 institutions Stand alone clinics, Nursing Homes & Hospitals from all over India have already agreed to participate & have enrolled themselves as research associates for the project.
In the research program the institutions shall be required to send blood pressure record of the normal walk-in individuals in a format provided by us. We shall also along with the format provide, program poster, standee design and consent form once you sign up as researcher with us. The duration of research program shall be minimum of one month commencing from 17th May 2017 or later & shall continue for one month. However medical institutions are free to choose dates suitable to them but the duration of research project shall be minimum 30 days. On completion of 30 Days of research program at your institute, you shall be required to send in the data compiled in the format sent by us. We shall be issuing you a certificate for PARTICIPATING AS RESEARCHER WITH NATIONAL HYPERTENSION SCREENING RESEARCH PROGRAM.
For organization of this program you may organize a month long hypertension screening camp at your clinic/ hospital/ institution and can publicize with your name in your community and local neighborhood. You may use all instruments of advertisement for yourself and your institution for getting maximum registration for screening.
We request you to enroll yourself as a Researcher as an individual or institution in the nationwide Hypertension Screening Research Program.
With Warm regards,
Dr. K. K. Kohli
National Medical Forum
National Hypertension Screening Research Program