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Punjab launches campaign to sensitise people about ill effect of hypertension

Punjab launches campaign to sensitise people about ill effect of hypertension

Chandigarh, May 18 (UNI) The Punjab Health department today commenced a consistence awareness campaign to drive home the citizens of the state about the healthy lifestyle practices besides sensitising them about the ill effects of hypertension.
The department, on the occasion World Hypertension Day, also issued advisory to all citizens of the state to get their routine health checkup especially measurement of blood pressure done at all the government hospitals.
Minister for Health & Family Welfare Brahm Mohindra said in the modern society, every citizen is behaving like a machine that they do not find any spare time for their health checkup.
This is the cause why the people across the world are falling prey to various deadly chronic diseases.
He said, "This is an eye opener for all of us to know that as per a survey every third citizen after 10 is suffering from hypertension.
" The primary cause for the spread of these chronic diseases is the ignorance among the masses about the healthy lifestyle and the need for health checkup.
The Minister said as per advisory from the World Health Organisation every citizen should get their blood pressure measurement done at regular intervals.
He said in first of its kind initiative the Health department has launched dedicated awareness vans especially to generate awareness about the various ill effects of hypertension and the expert advice regarding how to prevent the spread of this disease.
He said in order to make people aware about these chronic diseases, the Health department is launching awareness vans that will make people aware about hypertension in all the districts of the state and also impart education regarding value of routine exercise, evening and morning walk and other resources to maintain a healthy life.
Mr Mohindra added that instructions have also been issued to the health department for the smooth and hassle free delivery of health services in the government hospitals.
Ms Anjali Bhanwra , Principal Secretary, Health, has stated that so far 21 lakh people have undergone preliminary health checkup in government hospitals and about four lakh people have been found to have symptoms of high blood pressure.
The health department has organised awareness and health checkup camps at PHCs and CHCs in the rural area of state.


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