World Hypertension Day 2017
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Directorate General of Health Services, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh & National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh are jointly observing 'World Hypertension Day 2017' . The theme of this year is 'Know Your Blood Pressure'.
In this connection an awareness seminar was held on 17 May 2017, Wednesday at National Heart Foundation Hospital & Research Institute auditorium (10th floor), Mirpur, Dhaka.
Mr. Zahid Malik, Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of the People's Republic of Bangladesh was present as Chief Guest. Professor Dr. Abul Kalam Azad, Director General, Directorate General of Health Services, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh & Dr. Edwin Salvador, Deputy WHO Representative to Bangladesh, Country Office for Bangladesh were present as special guests.
In this year to increase public awareness about hypertension, screening camps (Free Hypertension Camp) are being conducted in all districts & thana in Bangladesh throughout the month of May.