Dubai: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has organized an awareness event to mark World Heart Day at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai.
The event, staged by MoHAP’s Public Health and Prevention Department-Noncommunicable Diseases Section, was aimed at promoting heart health awareness amongst RTA’s staff, shedding light on risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases, and emphasizing the importance of regular medical examinations.
The awareness event included an informative lecture on cardiovascular diseases, their causative factors, and the impact they have on individuals’ quality of life. The lecture outlined preventive measures, including adhering to a healthy, low-salt diet, engaging in regular exercise and sports activities, and maintaining a healthy weight.
Dr. Buthaina further called upon all individuals to engage in heart-healthy practices, emphasizing the importance of proper nutrition, physical activity, obesity reduction, and quitting smoking. Dr. Buthaina highlighted the necessity of periodic medical check-ups to prevent the spread of cardiovascular diseases and improve the nation’s health indicators.
The event offered various medical screenings for the employees. These health checks included blood pressure measurements, body mass and cholesterol checks, and risk assessments for cardiovascular diseases for individuals aged 40 and above.
Additionally, the attendees received a series of awareness and guidance messages, encouraging them to adopt practices that support heart health.