Sunday, November 17, 2013

Be conscious of your health, says Dr Hazland

KUCHING: The people are urged to be conscious towards their health as the nation progress towards the modern nation by the year 2020.
According to Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni, taking care of one’s health was important although people were expected lead a busier life as Sarawak aimed to achieve high economy soon.
“A study by the National Health and Morbidity Survey in 2011 reveals that 5.8 million Malaysian suffers from high blood pressure, 6.2 million have high cholesterol and 2.6 million of Malaysians aged 18 and above are suffering from diabetes,” he said.
He was speaking at the ‘I Want Sihat’ camp at SK Tabuan here yesterday.
Dr Hazland added that the people should lead a healthy lifestyle and that there was no point of having much money if most of it were spend on treatment due to various diseases.
“The awareness should start from home and it should be realised that a healthy lifestyle will lead to a happy family,” he said.
Earlier, Health Education officer Hadi Bibi, who represented Kuching Health Department officer Dr Kamarudin lajim said the camp aimed to deliver the correct message on health to the community.
“There are various sources on health but information from the Health Ministry are the most valid and updated and we urge members of the public to take advantage of this programme to gain knowledge and inputs on health issues,” he said.
Dr Hazland at the same event also announced a contribution of RM5,000 to the school for its annual programme.
The two-day programme saw various activities such as health exhibition, food stalls, dance competition and the 10,000 steps programme.

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