According to Dr. Rajendra Prasad, India already has cutting-edge medical facilities and effective medications, making asthma deaths avoidable. However, the nation accounts for 43% of the 4.5 lakh asthma-related deaths yearly reported globally.
Asthma deaths in India are the highest despite being preventable, according to experts who spoke in Lucknow on Thursday to mark the start of the three-day conference UPTBCCON-2022 at KGMU on Friday.
According to Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the conference’s organizing chair, asthma deaths can be avoided using cutting-edge medical technology and already-accessible medications in India. However, the nation accounts for 43% of the 4.5 lakh asthma-related deaths yearly that are reported all over the globe.
The disease “keeps on troubling patients of all age groups due to ignorance of people as well as doctors,” he claimed.
Keeping the above scenario in mind, the Department of Pulmonary Medicine jointly organized the 16th Annual Conference of Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases UPTBCCON-2022 at Era’s Lucknow Medical College and the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at KGMU where Dr. Ved Prakash, head of pulmonary and critical care medicine, stated many myths surrounding using medications, including steroids.
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