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Apollo Clinic unveils programme for asthma patients

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New Delhi , March 10

APOLLO Clinic, a part of the Apollo Group, has launched BreatheEazy, the country's first international guidelines' defined and outcome-oriented disease management programme for asthma patients. The programme will be available for both adults and children, across all the nine Apollo Clinics in Delhi.

Based on the National Institutes of Health, USA guidelines, the 16-week intensive programme will help patients in self-evaluation and self-management of asthma by assessing the triggering factors, educating on ways to control exacerbations, providing inputs on lifestyle management and incorporating the latest medication in drug therapy.

According to Mr Ratan Jalan, CEO, Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd, "Chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart ailments and hypertension are life-long ailments. The only way to ensure a good quality of life for people suffering from these diseases is to place greater emphasis on prevention and proactive disease management through self-evaluation and self-management of the disease".

The Apollo Group has already piloted BreatheEazy in Hyderabad and the programme is running successfully in the city with close to 1,000 enrolled patients.

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