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PU organizes free diabetes, hypertension check up camps
PU organizes free diabetes, hypertension check up camps

LAHORE: (Tuesday, April 4, 2017): Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir inaugurated free check up and awareness camps for diabetes and hypertension set up at New Campus here on Wednesday. The free check up camp was organized by Punjab University Health Centre under the aegis of Chief Medical Officer Dr Tahseen Zameer, senior doctors and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

Talking to students, Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir said that such positive activities must be organized and we must have awareness about such diseases. He said that since smart phones and technology had reduced our physical activities, we must go for screening after 6 months. Chief Medical Officer Dr Tahseen Zameer said that around 422 million people in the world were suffering from diabetes, causing some 1.5 million deaths. She said that the two informative and early diagnostic camps regarding diabetes mellitus and hypertension for the university population, one at undergraduate block and the other at Institute of Business Administration. She said that trained diabetic educators had been deputed on these camps that created awareness about the disease and pamphlets containing basic preventive and diagnostic information had also been distributed. She said that blood pressure and body weight monitoring by trained staff had also been arranged at the camps.