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Health Promotion Campaign For Inhabitants Of Quatre-Bornes

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A Health Promotion Campaign for the inhabitants of Quatre-Bornes, organised conjointly by the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the National Insurance Company, kickstarted yesterday morning at the Municipal Council of Quatre Bornes. The one-day event is offering free screening for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) , and raising awareness on preventive measures and related medical treatments.

The Health Promotion Campaign was launched by the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Kailesh Jagutpal, in presence of other eminent personalities including, the Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, Mr. Kavydass Ramano and Parliamentary Private Secretary, Mrs.Tania Diolle.

Health Promotion Campaign In Quatre-Bornes

The Health Promotion Campaign is the fourth one being organised as of the Healthy Nation campaign launched in 2022.

In his address, the Health Minister, Dr. Kailesh Jagutpal, underpinned the government’s continuous efforts to sensitise the population on the need to take necessary precautions and measures to reduce the risks of suffering from NCDs. He recalled that the Prime Minister, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, is a staunch advocate of healthy and physically active lifestyle and joined him in his conviction that a good health is the most precious asset in life.

Health Promotion Campaign In Quatre-Bornes

According to Minister Jagutpal, it is essential for everyone to take the necessary preventive measures such as daily exercise and consumption of healthy products, so that they grow and age in good health. He urged all the inhabitants that will be sensitised during the health campaign to cascade down the health advices obtained to their family members.

As for the Environment Minister, Mr. Kavydass Ramano, he reiterated Government’s priority of safeguarding the good health of the population, for which he said, various sports infrastructure have been made accessible across the Island. The Minister also spoke of his Ministries’ initiatives to ensure that the population thrives in a safe and healthy environment through measures targeting air pollution and the adverse impacts of climate change.

Health Promotion Campaign In Quatre-Bornes

On that score, Minister Ramano announced that an Air Quality Indexing System, which will provide a report on air quality in specific regions, will be operational from March this year.

PPS Diolle lauded the initiative that brought free medical screening services at the doorstep of the inhabitants and thus urged the inhabitants of Quatre-Bornes to avail of the free services as well as the health advice being offered by Health Professionals. She encouraged the sensitised inhabitants to become ambassadors of healthy lifestyle and to share their acquired knowledge to the community at large.

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