Even on a rainy morning residents of Gurgaon came out to participate in a special coffee session organized by reputed and leading gastroenterologist of Delhi NCR – Dr Rajnish Monga, Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon. The event included a discussion to raise awareness about the rising incidences of Fatty Liver in the urban population. With obesity and unhealthy lifestyle leading the risk causes, the coffee session witnessed the participation of more than 100 residents of different age groups.
Paras Hospital also distributed Free Fibroscan coupons to the patients. This initiative has been introduced especially for all patients and the test is conducted free of cost on every Thursday of the week 10 am to 1 pm.
Sharing their feedback on the health discussion, residents congratulated the hospital and Dr Rajnish for organizing a balanced and well detailed session for the patients to discuss their health issues, gain awareness on health ailments and include preventive lifestyle modifications.
According to Mr Sarika Khosla, “I suffer from acidity and ulcers. When I saw the advertisement for a coffee session I decided to attend the same to discuss my concerns with a doctor. The best was when I heard other patients discuss about their issues too. You feel that you are not alone and we were able to connect and share remedial issues with each other.”
35 yr old Mr Ritesh Verma, a corporate employee, came especially for the event, “I am a bit on the heavier side and have a very hectic lifestyle. I travel a lot and end up eating a lot of fast food. This session interested me a lot. Fatty liver, acidity and stomach bloating are few of the health risks that I have been facing lately. Through the event I was able to connect with Dr Monga and get valuable tips on how to eat smartly and reduce my risk. Such events help people to connect with medical experts casually.”
For 60 yr old Mr Dimesh Sharma the session was an eye opener, “I have heard great feedbacks of Dr Monga and wanted to get few health myths cleared. Eating churan after food, hingoli for stomach ache, were few. Much to my delight a lot of my doubts were cleared. I wish the hospital the best for such endeavors.”
Dr Monga shares his thoughts on the coffee session, “Patients actually feel scared before consulting a super specialist. We need to make the concept of going to a hospital more routine and not scary. Events such as a coffee session try and connect people with similar issues and have a casual conversation to discuss about health issues. When a patient finds a peer suffering from a similar ailment he connects and realizes if he can overcome so can I. The patients get confidence and the motivation. We were happy to see a few young people also participating in the same. Paras Hospitals shall soon be announcing its second Coffee Session under – Health Conversations that Matter.”