Rising Heart Attack Cases in India, Priyanka Chaturvedi Urges Action in Rajya Sabha

In a concerning revelation, more than 5 lakh individuals under the age of 50 have succumbed to heart attacks in India, according to information presented by Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday. Expressing her concerns, Chaturvedi emphasized the need for a thorough examination of the situation during a session in the Rajya Sabha.

Chaturvedi shed light on a possible link between the Pfizer vaccine, administered widely in the United States, and the increasing cases of heart attacks in India. She stressed the importance of introspection and evaluation of the medications prescribed by the Health Ministry for severe forms of COVID-19.

Addressing the House amid a surge in heart attacks among the youth, Chaturvedi urged the government to allocate special attention to this alarming trend. She attributed the rise in heart attacks to the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, citing an increase in cases.

Referring to the situation in America, Chaturvedi highlighted that the side effects of vaccination are being observed, particularly among individuals aged 30 to 35 years, who are experiencing heart-related problems. Expressing concern over repeated instances of heart attacks and deaths, she called for a comprehensive investigation.

Chaturvedi acknowledged the existing guidelines from the Health Ministry but argued that they may not be robust enough to provide a solution to the growing problem. She pointed out that sudden cardiac arrests have become more prevalent post-Covid.

During the session, Chaturvedi urged the Union Health Ministry to conduct additional research and collect data to understand the effects of post-Covid conditions on heart health. She stressed the need for a dedicated research framework regarding medications and vaccines.

The MP urged the Health Ministry to establish a framework to control heart attacks in individuals below 50 years of age. Citing a Lancet study, Chaturvedi revealed that 5 to 6 lakh people below 50 years have succumbed to heart attacks in India, posing not only a concern for families but also impacting the nation’s economy.

Expressing her deep concern, Chaturvedi highlighted instances of seemingly healthy individuals experiencing heart failure, such as athletes dying during cricket matches. She appealed to the Health Ministry to create a comprehensive database to track such incidents and analyze the factors contributing to heart attacks in seemingly healthy individuals.


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