Awareness march in Kalmunai
By Naalir Jamaldeen and Farook Shihan
An awareness march organised by the Regional Director of Health Services Office jointly with the Non-Communicable Diseases Unit to mark World Heart Day was held well yesterday (29) in the Kalmunai Town. Top officials of the Unit, officials and employees of the Regional Health Services Director’s Office, students from prominent schools in the region and well-wishers participated in the march which commenced at the Health office and arrived at the Kalmunai Public Market passing the Kalmunai North Base Hospital through the Police Road and returned.
Awareness leaflets were distributed among the public which stressed that smoking, consuming alcohol, lack of healthy eating habits and proper exercise were the possibilities which cause heart disease.