7,000 tested in Oman for non-communicable diseases in ministry health drive
March 5, 2018 | 11:09 AM
by Times News Service
Photo: Ministry of Health

Muscat: Jalan Bani Bu Ali health teams conducted medical checks for 7,000 people for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) over a period of two weeks, as part of the Ministry of Health's "Check Today To Be Safe Forever" campaign.

The campaign targets people in the age group of 30 and above, and includes all health centres in the regions and villages of the state to combat NCDs such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart disease, by promoting early diagnosis and awareness and to intervene such cases quickly.

The campaign programme has been divided into two categories: People aged between 30 and 39, tested for diabetes, blood pressure, and body mass, weight; and people 40 years of age and above, being tested for diabetes, blood pressure, body mass, cholesterol, kidney function, and albuminoid.

Photo: Ministry of Health

To reach a wider number of people throughout the governorate, health examination units were available at most commercial centres during the campaign period.

A number of activities had being carried out as part of the campaign, including visits to schools, and a number of official institutional and sports activities, as well as awareness lectures for the community.

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