A daylong cardiology camp was organised by Dr Sushil Sharma from the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Jammu, at Gurdwara Dheri Sahab in Khari village near trade centre Line of Control, which often remains in news owing to the ceasefire violations.
The camp was inaugurated by Dr Sushil Sharma along with Poonch SSP Rajeev Pandey, IPS, and cardio vascular surgeon Dr Gurjit Singh.
Calling for the adoption of a complex, interdisciplinary and multisectoral approach to thwart the culture of violence, he elaborated the wider ramifications of the uncertainty and fear caused by such incidents on the health of the common populace. Skirmishes on the LoC have profound impacts on human health.
“In addition to direct consequences, it has several indirect consequences, including long-term physical and psychological adverse health effects; displacement of people; damage to the environment; drainage of human, financial, and other resources away from public health and other socially productive activities; and fostering of a culture of violence,” he said, adding, “Many public health issues can be both a consequence and a cause of war, including infectious diseases, mental health disorders, vulnerability of population groups, disparities in health status within and among countries, and weakening of human rights.”