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Fortis creates Guinness record for most cholesterol readings

delhi Updated: Oct 02, 2012 01:03 IST
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To beat the global epidemic of heart disease, Fortis Healthcare offered free testing of cholesterol across Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) in partnership with the Hindustan Times.

The free cholesterol tests were conducted at all Fortis facilities and select SRL Labs in the NCR region, covering Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and Faridabad, on World Heart Day. A total of 14,161 people, right from 18-year-olds to senior citizens, got themselves tested in a single day.

Guinness World Records representative Nikhil Shukla formally listed Fortis Healthcare for the most blood cholesterol readings in 24 Hours in multiple locations. The previous record of single-day blood cholesterol readings at a single location was 6,562 achieved by Baba Ram Rahim at Dera Baba Sachha Sauda, Sirsa.

“Deranged cholesterol is one of the major causes of heart disease. It is essential for people to monitor and evaluate their cholesterol levels on a regular basis so that the onset of heart disease can be prevented or controlled at an early stage, thereby reducing the risk of a fatal heart condition or associated ailments,” said Dr Ashok Seth, chairman, cardiac sciences, Fortis Escort Heart Institute.

“Prevention of heart disease has to be on every family’s agenda. High cholesterol levels runs in families and to create awareness around the problem is critical for early detection and, therefore, treatment,” he said.

"The move which started as part of company’s corporate social responsibility generated overwhelming response leading to a new Guinness World Records record. Being a socially responsible corporate entity, we organise periodic outreach programmes focusing on community health. This is helpful in creating an understanding amongst the masses on contemporary health concerns,” said Aditya Vij, CEO, Fortis Healthcare. Fortis creates Guinness record for most cholesterol readings

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New Delhi: To beat the global epidemic of heart disease, Fortis Healthcare offered free testing of cholesterol across Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) in partnership with the Hindustan Times.

The free cholesterol tests were conducted at all Fortis facilities and select SRL Labs in the NCR region, covering Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and Faridabad, on World Heart Day. A total of 14,161 people, right from 18-year-olds to senior citizens, got themselves tested in a single day.

Guinness World Records representative Nikhil Shukla formally listed Fortis Healthcare for the most blood cholesterol readings in 24 Hours in multiple locations. The previous record of single-day blood cholesterol readings at a single location was 6,562 achieved by Baba Ram Rahim at Dera Baba Sachha Sauda, Sirsa.

“Deranged cholesterol is one of the major causes of heart disease. It is essential for people to monitor and evaluate their cholesterol levels on a regular basis so that the onset of heart disease can be prevented or controlled at an early stage, thereby reducing the risk of a fatal heart condition or associated ailments,” said Dr Ashok Seth, chairman, cardiac sciences, Fortis Escort Heart Institute.

“Prevention of heart disease has to be on every family’s agenda. High cholesterol levels runs in families and to create awareness around the problem is critical for early detection and, therefore, treatment,” he said.

"The move which started as part of company’s corporate social responsibility generated overwhelming response leading to a new Guinness World Records record. Being a socially responsible corporate entity, we organise periodic outreach programmes focusing on community health. This is helpful in creating an understanding amongst the masses on contemporary health concerns,” said Aditya Vij, CEO, Fortis Healthcare.