Lifestyle diseases on the rise among low-income workers

Lifestyle diseases on the rise among low-income workers

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By QatarNews

Lifestyle diseases among young low-income workers in Qatar has become prevalent based on observations from an annual medical camp. 

Prevalence of diabetes is high among workers, along with high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels and many are unaware of their health issues. 

Some also suffer from allergy disorder, uric acid problems, mental stress and cardiovascular diseases, according to healthcare experts involved with the free camp organised by Indian Islamic Association Qatar (IIAQ), with Indian Doctors Club and Indian Medical Association (IMA).

The 13th medical camp will be held on Friday at Tariq bin Ziyad Independent School in New Salata, with the support of Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

It is sponsored by Ooredoo. It will coincide with World Health Day. The camp has been shown as a model by World Health Organisation, according to organisers.

“It’s (lifestyle diseases) very much on the rise. We find more and more young people with lifestyle disorders. This is a change we have seen,” Dr Sameer Moopan, Vice-President, Indian Doctors Association and IMA-Qatar, said yesterday. 

The 13th medical camp will be inaugurated by Sanjiv Arora, Indian Ambassador, with senior officials of PHCC, HMC, Ooredoo and other organisations. 

The day-long event is expected to benefit over 1,850 pre-registered low-income workers from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. 

Free medicines will be distributed for common diseases and those requiring further treatment will be referred to HMC. The camp will also support deserving patients to get health cards. 

Source | Photo by Jairaj E from QL Flickr Group

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By sTrangR• 7 years 5 months ago.
sTrangR

What the HEck , This is IT , Don't think human rights and values will be respected here

this is the world we are living again under slavery . this is a chance for them to realize what people gone through at the time of slave ages .

By maria issa• 7 years 5 months ago.
maria issa

Poor guys really unfair, their situation is horrible.

By krishsanta• 7 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
krishsanta

It is obvious that, those low income workers comes with lot of dreams to become the successful bread winners for their families when they step in to Qatar, later they found that they kept in open jail, no salaries for unlimited period, worst management, even though can not return to home till they settle the expenses that they offered for this shit jobs, worries and hardships make them ill, lose of hope, later some accidental deaths even. inability to scrutinize the legislation in all form by Qatar government, they are the ultimate criminals.

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