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Obesity Awareness Camp – Sundar Lal Memorial Hospital, Delhi

Posted on December 22, 2016 at 11:00 PM


Obesity Awareness camp organized Sunder Lal Memorial Hospital; New Delhi witnessed a huge turnout of patients and local community people. Bariatric surgeon Dr. Anirudh Vij addressed the gathering and advised on a few Do’s & Don’ts.

Obesity Awareness Camp was organized at Sunder Lal Memorial Hospital for Local Community People and Patients.

An awareness camp on the theme of “Obesity & Weight Loss” was conducted at Dr. Sunder Lal Memorial Hospital, New Delhi on 18th of December 2016 for the visiting patients and local community residents. Doctors and medical staff of the hospital educated the attendants on various aspects related to obesity, such as Body Mass index (BMI), healthy dieting habits and usefulness of routine exercise to curb down obesity.

Dr. Anirudh Vij, Head of the Department of Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery, Sunder Lal Memorial Hospital and Founder of Delhi Institute of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery (DIOMS) addressed the gathering and advised on various weight control plans and measures. A good turnout of patients and local community people was witnessed, who were benefited from the camp.

According to a Wall Street Journal study, India has a growing obesity problem and the issue is prevailing more among the females of the country. India has now become the third most obese country in the world. The issue is severe both in rural as well as in metropolitan cities. States like Delhi, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat have reportedly more numbers of obese people.

Thankfully, advances in the medical and surgical science have brought in innovative and cost-efficient solution to weight loss. Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, has been a common procedure in India these days due to increasing concern of obesity among the people. Bariatric surgery is such a method wherein the physiology and metabolism mechanism of the human body is altered to encourage low calorie intake

Speaking on the issue of obesity in India, Dr. Vij said, “With dramatic change in the lifestyle of average Indians and severe work and life imbalance, the percentage of obese people is growing rapidly in our country. While we encourage the obesity patients to gain control on their dieting habits and do more physical activity to handle the case by themselves; however, in certain cases, the situation is controlled only through surgeries. We always wish people should feel more confident and lead an active and disease free life, which could be otherwise taken away from them due to obesity.”

Sundar Lal Hospital
C-201, Jawahar Park,
Devli Road Khanpur

New Delhi-110048

18th December (Sunday)
(It has Done now)
Concern Person:
Dr Anirudh Vij
9650 656 997