1,500 screened in Bahrain for 'silent killer' diseases
Manama, April 8, 2014
A three-month programme designed to tackle so-called "silent killer" diseases has successfully screened 1,500 people in Bahrain.
The campaign, led by Royal Bahrain Hospital's Medex Medical Centre, aims to curb the rise of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity in the kingdom, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
Held over the first three months of the year at Bahrain International Circuit's Al Basta Souq, the campaign is estimated to have reached more than 5,000 people through its lectures, counselling sessions and fitness competitions, in addition to those screened.
"Our aim through sharing such an event with the community was to boost the health awareness of such diseases among the society," said centre chairman Ahmed Jawahery.
Diseases are known as silent killers if they produce few symptoms in the sufferer but are still capable of causing death. - TradeArabia News Service