Need for citizens to stay fit and active

Need for citizens to stay fit and active

Phee (in white shirt) with Dr Tean (on Phee’s left) and other staff members of Penang Adventist Hospital holding up the World Health Day 2019 banner during the press conference in Komtar, George Town.

MORE than 2,000 visitors are expected to attend the World Health Day celebration meant to create health awareness among the public.

The event will be held from 8am to 1pm at SJKC Chong Cheng in Sungai Ara, Bayan Lepas, on Sunday.

Penang Adventist Hospital chief operating officer Dr Tean Wing Nyin said they hoped to reach out to the local community and raise public awareness on non-communicable diseases and issues related to obesity.

“It is also to encourage the public to take preventive measures towards such diseases.

Dr Tean said there would also be fun educational activities for children as well, such as a workshop for children to role play as doctors in the Teddy Medical Clinic themed, Bye Bye Germ.

“The children will receive lessons on hand-washing, teeth brushing, bandaging and other fun learning activities,” he said.

Also present were state executive council member Phee Boon Poh and Adventist Community Services director Tan Cheng Chee.

Other activities include dental screening, breast examination, Mega Heart exhibition, fat burning exercise, blood donation, health education activities for children, eye screening and health screening.

For details, call 04-2227670/ 012-3010728 or check out the Adventist Lifestyle Centre Facebook page.

Source: The Star Online