RANGPUR: Health experts at a post-rally discussion have stressed on keeping hypertension or high blood pressure (HBP) within safe range to reduce risks of the silent killer disease for leading normal life, reports BSS.
They made these observations at the discussion organised by Hypertension and Research Centre, Rangpur (HRCR) at its office on Friday, yesterday afternoon in observance of the World Hypertension Day-2019.The RHRC, a sister organisation of ‘Wasim-Waleda Bahumukhi Kallyan Foundation’, also arranged free blood pressure checkup and counseling camps at Parker Mour, Press Club and Shapla Chattar and arrange free blood pressure checkup and counseling services to 2,000 patients of the city.
The camps were arranged to make the people aware of severe consequences of hypertension and uncontrolled HBP which leads to heart attacks, brain hemorrhage, damages of kidney, eye sight and many other organs.
Earlier, a rally, participated by physicians, engineers, teachers, journalists, students, civil society members, hypertension patients, professionals and elite, was brought out on the city streets.
Founding President of HRCR and Head of the Department of Medicine of Bogra Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and former Principal of Rangpur Medical College Prof Dr Md Zakir Hossain presided over the discussion.
Advisor of HRCR and Prof of the Department of Medicine at Rangpur Medical College and Hospital Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman, its Consultant of the same department Dr. ASM Rahenur Mondol Apple and Consultant (Medicine) at Haragachh 31-bed hospital Dr. Probal Sutradhar all spoke on the occasion.