SRL Diagnostics set Guinness World Record for the largest number of Blood Glucose level tests, conducted on World Diabetes Day
~10508 Blood Sugar tests conducted at selected SRL Labs in Delhi & Mumbai in 8 hours~
NewZNew (Chandigarh) : On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, SRL Diagnostics a leading global diagnostic chain, achieved yet another milestone by setting a Guinness World Record in the category of ‘Most Blood Glucose tests conducted in 8 hours’. A record number of 10508 free Blood Sugar tests were conducted at SRL Diagnostics in Delhi and Mumbai surpassing a previous UAE record of 9,642 blood glucose tests, set in May 2014.
The free walk-in tests were organized as a part of ‘Fortis NDTV Health4U’ campaign, highlighting the menace of diabetes and encouraged people to make healthy lifestyle choices.
A team of experts worked tirelessly collecting samples and conducted screening at the various SRL Diagnostics labs in Delhi like – Tihar Jail 1, Tihar Jail 2, Tihar Jail 4, Tihar Jail 6 (Women), Tihar Jail 8, Tihar Jail Officers & Families, Neemka Jail Library (Faridabad), Neemka Jail Womens Ward, SRL Diagnostics, PreetVihar, Amity School, Noida, FMRI Gurgaon, Fortis Shalimarbagh and Fortis Noida.In Mumbai the tests were conducted in Dharavi Centre 1, Dharavi Centre 2, Dharavi Centre 3, Dharavi Centre 4, Dharavi Centre 5, and SRL Diagnostics, SV Road, Fortis Vashi and Fortis Mulund.
[blockquote author=”Speaking on the occasion Mr. Sanjeev Vashishta, CEO, SRL Diagnostics,said, ” pull=”pullright”]”This benchmark for clinical excellence further encourages us to stay committed to delivering high quality services to our patients. In a nationwide endeavor to raise health awareness and to highlight the importance of regular health check-ups, we will continue to provide accurate and precise diagnostic, prognostic and predictive testing services in a timely manner through our state-of-the-art health facilities.”[/blockquote]
Diabetes today is fast gaining the status of a potential epidemic in India with more than 62 million diabetic individuals currently diagnosed with the disease.The cause of diabetes in India is multifactorial and includes genetic factors coupled with environmental influences such as obesity associated with rising living standards, steady urban migration, and lifestyle changes.The level of morbidity and mortality due to diabetes and its potential complications are enormous, and pose significant healthcare burdens on both families and society. Worryingly, diabetes is now being shown to be associated with a spectrum of complications and to be occurring at a relatively younger age within the country. Given the disease is now highly visible across all sections of society within India, there is now the demand for urgent intervention to mitigate the adverse effects of diabetes in the upcoming years.