Mumbai, India– Philips Healthcare India, today announced celebrated actors Ram Kapoor and Gautami Kapoor as their brand ambassadors towards creating awareness around sleep disorders. This is the first time in India that actors are coming forward to be a part of a sleep ailment like sleep apnea. Currently, India is suspected to have over 91 million people suffering from sleep apnea and not even a significant number of population is aware of their condition.
Expressing his delight over partnering with Philips Mr. Ram Kapoor said, “I am glad to be associated with Philips in building awareness around sleep apnea in India. After learning that sleep disorders can lead to serious medical conditions, I realized that it was imperative for people to understand the importance of good and healthy sleep. Gautami and I hope to make significant impact on the lives of people by making them more informed about this ailment.”
Sharing her comments on the issue Dr. Manvir Bhatia, Director of Sleep medicine and Senior consultant Neurology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute-New Delhi and Neurology Sleep Centre, New Delhi said, “Owing to our busy lifestyles and hectic schedule, we avoid taking care of ourselves and health takes a backseat. Snoring, lack of sleep, if untreated can lead to an increased risk of severe medical conditions like Obstructive sleep apnea which can further lead to life threating health issues like diabetes, weight gain, high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat. I am happy that Philips has acknowledged the issues and is working towards raising awareness around sleep apnea.”
“Philips has worked extensively in this field and we are excited to be associating ourselves with eminent actors like Ram and Gautami Kapoor. Reiterating its commitment, Philips setup over 500 sleep labs throughout the country and about 70 in Maharashtra itself. The company who is committed to providing the means to lead a healthy lifestyle and improve quality of life has also trained over 400 sleep technicians in India.” said Mr. Priyank Aggarwal, Vice President Strategy, Business Development and Head-Philips Homecare Business, Philips India.