With the theme, “Take The Road To A Healthy Heart”, Pantai Hospital Ipoh, in collaboration with the Parent-Teacher Associations of three schools, namely SJK(C) Yuk Choy, SJK(C) Ave Maria and SJK(C) Sam Tet, organised heart wellness camps in Ipoh and Malim Nawar. This is the fourth consecutive year that the hospital has organised the programme with non-governmental organisations.
The camp in Ipoh, held on World Heart Day on Sunday, September 29 within the grounds of SJK (C) Yuk Choy, was launched by Azizul Kama Abdul Aziz, political secretary to the Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah. The camp in Malim Nawar was held on Sunday, October 13.
The Ipoh camp saw the participation of over a thousand people consisting of school children, teachers, parents and the public. The focus was on cardiovascular disease prevention. It highlighted actions that can be taken from a young age to reduce the risk of the disease. Some of the activities at the camp included medical talks on stroke and diabetes, a medical exhibition and free health screenings.
In line with the theme of the programme, and to encourage a healthy lifestyle, the camp kicked off with a mass exercise.
Organising Chairman, Albert Looi, said, “We hope that through these activities, individuals will know of ways to reduce the risk of heart diseases in themselves and their loved ones.”