42% Keralites Suffers From High Blood Pressure

Published on: 06 Apr, 2013
Published under: Kerala Health News

5 April 2013

Kerala Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar Friday said 42 percent of Kerala’s population suffers from high blood pressure.WHO’s theme for health day this year is hypertension, or high blood pressure. Sivakumar said the state would engage in extensive awareness-raising programmes to spread information about the lifestyle disease, hypertension.

“Starting Sunday, we are launching a one-year-long campaign, ‘Amritham Arogyam’. A massive campaign would be taken up to tackle high blood pressure and other lifestyle diseases,” he said.

Incidentally, Kerala leads the rest of the country in health indicators like infant mortality rate (13 per 1,000 population), and life expectancy.

Source – http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2013/04/05/197–Blood-pressure-trouble-for-42-percent-Keralites-.html

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