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BP, diabetes 'top health issues for workers’

Manama, June 13, 2012

Blood pressure (BP), diabetes and high cholesterol are key health problems faced by labourers in Bahrain, according to organisers of medical camps.

'Doctors and nurses that have screened thousands of workers so far have found that majority of them suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol level,' said Indian Community Relief Fund (ICRF) chairman John Iype.

Iype said such campaigns aimed to increase health awareness among Indian workers and provide free medical check-ups.

'Doctors also prescribe medicines which the workers can purchase from pharmacies during these camps,' he added.

He said doctors, nurses and paramedics from Salmaniya Medical Complex, American Mission Hospital and other private hospitals have volunteered in several medical camps to help expat labourers, who cannot afford proper medical examination.

ICRF volunteers also use the camps to demonstrate work safety measures and explain Labour Market Regulatory Authority guidelines to the workers. – TradeArabia News Service




Tags: Bahrain | Cholesterol | Diabetes | Workers | Blood pressure | ICRF |

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