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Good health, as an attribute of human well-being: Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, Sat, 16 May 2015 NI Wire

While speaking at a program on the occasion of World Hypertension Day organized at RML Hospital President Pranab Mukherjee said "Good health, as an attribute of human well-being, precedes every other possession of mankind.". He praises RML Hospital for educating the people on the hypertension.

Every year World Hypertension Day is celebrated on 17th May to create the awareness among the masses about the Hypertension disease and educate the people about this Hypertension.

President Pranab Mukherjee said "High blood pressure also known as 'Hypertension' affects millions of Indians. It can lead to heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure, stroke-paralysis and loss of memory. It is estimated that hypertension is responsible for 1.1 million deaths annually, accounting for nearly 11% of all deaths in India."

This year World Hypertension Day on the theme of 'Know Your Blood Pressure', a program was organized at RML Hospital, New Delhi to spread the awareness about the hypertension among the people.

"The World Hypertension Day is an important opportunity to communicate to the public information on prevention of hypertension and its treatment. Proper education and awareness is the key to tackling this disease. I am sure that this initiative of PGIMER, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital will be useful in educating the public about the need to control and prevent this disease." President Mukherjee added.

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