Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai, one of the leading healthcare delivery service providers in India, takes #AttackTheAttack campaign on-ground today. The campaign will be spearheaded by the #AttackTheAttackBrigade comprising cardiologists from Fortis Hospitals and cause ambassador, singer-musician, Raghu Dixit.
In the first phase of the campaign, a survey was conducted to check the preparedness of Mumbaikars to identify and tackle a heart attack; the findings of which were unveiled on the eve of World Heart Day. The campaign will reach out to people through digital, radio and mall activations in order to create awareness about heart attacks, its symptoms and the importance of notifying emergency medical services within the first five minutes of a heart attack to facilitate medical intervention within the first hour (golden hour).
The #AttackTheAttack survey was conducted between July and August this year and the findings revealed startling outcomes about how Mumbaikars identify a heart attack. Backed by this data, the campaign was strategised, aiming to create awareness on how important it is to know specific symptoms of a heart attack and the urgency to access medical care within the first hour of a heart attack. Referred as the ‘golden hour,’ doctors confirm that almost half of heart attack deaths occur within the first hour before the victim reaches a hospital. The findings from the sample size of 6,656 Mumbaikars, who were between 18 to 45 years of age, championed the cause of the campaign to create and build awareness about heart attack symptoms.
Fortis’ #AttackTheAttack campaign is spearheaded by cardiologists and emergency care medics from Fortis Hospitals in Mulund, Vashi, Kalyan and Mahim. The team will reach out to housing societies, corporate couses, press clubs, educational institutes and shopping malls in order to create maximum awareness about heart attack symptoms. Off ground, the campaign is being bolstered at popular social media platforms and target focused websites for today’s net savvy audience.
The radio campaign is being driven in association with Radio Mirchi through a fictional character named Prof ATA, who engages the listeners through talks about heart health. Singer-musician Raghu Dixit also performed to the unique #ATA Anthem that he composed at Viviana Mall, Thane on October 8 and Phoenix Market City Mall, Kurla on October 9.
Talking about the campaign, Raj Gore, COO-South & West, Fortis Healthcare Ltd., said, “Our channel agnostic approach with this campaign will ensure that we reach out to different age groups helping bridge the glaring awareness gap. Our #ATA Brigade (comprising cardiologists and emergency care medics) will engage with masses, aiming to educate, prepare and prevent.”
Spearheading the campaign, Aditi Rungachary, Regional Marketing Head, Fortis Healthcare Ltd., said, “Backed by inputs from our cardiologists and the data collected from 6656 Mumbaikars, the campaign is designed to reach audience across age groups, through digital and non-digital touch points. Our strategy is to use platforms that lend themselves to real time action being taken by the audience from taking pledges to downloading the guidebook. The idea is to be able to have quantifiable data and see how many people we have engaged with. Singer-musician Raghu Dixit lending support to the initiative will help augment the cause with the younger audience.”
More information about the initiative and to take the ‘Save a Heart’ pledge, can be sourced from http://www.fortishealthcaremumbai.com/ website, and social handles - @ATAFortisMumbai on Facebook and @ata_mumbai on Twitter.