Health insurer offers free medical check-up, advices to Dar residents

12Nov 2019
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Health insurer offers free medical check-up, advices to Dar residents

A total of 150 residents of Dar es Salaam over the weekend received free consultations and medical check-ups, thanks to AAR Insurance Tanzania Limited which offered the service as part of its corporate social responsibility programme.

The exercise conducted at the Dar es Salaam’s Mlimani City Mall by AAR healthcare Medical personnel, whereby people were checked on Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, blood sugar, height and weight.

Speaking during the activations AAR Healthcare Business Development Officer, Jema Baruani observed that most people tend to take for granted frequent health check-ups hence causing health problems in the future.

“As key contributors to healthcare in the country, it is our obligation to promote and sensitize frequent health check-ups by conducting medical activations and provide residents with crucial health advice that will assist them in managing problems that might get complicated in the future”.

“This exercise is part of our corporate social responsibilities , as we believe we have a duty to provide solutions for better healthcare in the country,” added Baruani.

AAR Medical Personnel Doctor Kasanga Bashir said: “ According to statistics, since 1980 there have been drastic increase in the risk factor for non-communicable diseases such as diabetes especially to women.

“Our main aim today is to screen residents for non-communicable diseases which are one of the major problem causing deaths across the country.”

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