District Collector A. Dinakarbabu has called upon the health officials to create awareness about high blood pressure among the people.

World Health Day

Participating in the ‘World Health Day’ programme held here on Sunday, Mr. Dinakarbabu said that one in every three persons is suffering with this health hazard and about 90 lakh people were dying due to this serious killer every year.

He said that even 40 per cent of the poor people were affected with this health problem.

Earlier in the day, the Collector flagged off a rally from IB to District Medical and Health Officer’s (DM&HO) office.

Food habits

DM&HO Dr. C. Ranga Reddy said that the changed food habits and living style have been adversely affecting the health of the people and suggested reducing the use of salt, regular exercise, becoming tension free to come out of the problem.

He warned that High BP would affect kidney, retina, heart and brain.

Cardiology senior consultant Dr. G.V.P. Rao, Dr. Parashuram, Dr. Srihari and others participated in the programme.

Rally

Staff Reporter from Adilabad writes: District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) M. Manikya Rao on Sunday inaugurated the World Health Day celebrations by flagging off a rally at the office campus here.

Addressing the rallyists comprising his staff and students, Mr. Rao explained about the theme of the celebrations ‘High blood pressure’.