Over 3000 Ugandans received free heart treatment and check up courtesy of prudential Uganda in the second edition of Prudential heart camp held at City Square ground.
The public also received expert advice from professional cardiologists doctors and nutritionists on how to prevent heart disease by having regular check ups blood sugar and blood pressure.
Prudential Assurance Managing Director pledged t roll out the same exercise to rural areas to afford populace opportunity to gain from free heart check up and education.
“our decision to host heart camp was prompted by the rise on non communicable diseases in Uganda and total lack of regular checks exhibited by the general public. Its on this basis that we shall work with partners to ensure that we hold similar health camp in rural areas from next time year, “Arjuna Mali said.
Prudential Uganda provides health insurance coverage for acute and chronic diseases and therefore felt compelled to make contribution in reversing thus trend making Ugandans healthy.
According to national survey published by the world health organisation and Ministry of health indicates that Uganda alone 1 out of 4 adults have high blood pressure which is a major cause of heart disease and other heart related complications.
Dr Okello Emmy from Uganda heart institute said cases of heart disease are on the increase however advised the public to strike to proper diets during regular exercise to reduce incidence of acquiring heart diseases.
Okello noted that heart diseases are preventable and most of them are simply caused by lifestyle choices.
“I urge all Ugandans to adopt a much healthier lifestyle by exercising eating right keeping away from stressful activities, having regular medical check ups to check blood sugar levels. That’s the only way can prevent heart disease,” Okello said.
The free heart camp was organised on partnership with ministry of health Uganda heart institute and International medical centre.
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