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.”