Health experts advise exercise to prevent diabetes – Journal


LOWER DIR: Health experts here have called diabetes a silent killer and have advised people to make exercise part of their daily routine to protect themselves from the disease.

They were addressing a function organized for World Diabetes Day by the Pakistan Endocrine Society in collaboration with a private pharmaceutical company.

The Regional Director of Health, Dr Shaukat Ali, the District Health Officer, Dr Irshad Rughani, Dr Daud Khan and Dr Saeedur Rehman spoke on the occasion. Doctors, nurses, paramedics and alumni from the region attended the event.

Speakers said diabetes was spreading in all parts of the country. They said most of the diabetic patients belonged to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 26% of them belonged to Lower Dir.

They said people needed awareness and proper counseling about the disease. They said people need to change their lifestyle, maintain their body weight, and make physical exercise part of their routine to avoid illness.

FARMERS: Farmers and peasants demanded an immediate reduction in the prices of everyday items.

Speaking to local reporters in Talash, they said the increase in the prices of everyday items hit them hard as they were unable to afford fertilizer and wheat seeds.

They said Pakistan was an agricultural country but people associated with agriculture received no relief.

PML-N: Dozens of workers from various parties joined PML-N at a reception in the Munda district of Jandol.

Speaking on the occasion, MP Sobia Khan, who was the main guest on the occasion, PML-N Provincial Vice President Malik Bahram Shehzada and Javed Akhtar said the government had not launched any mega project to Dir.

Political activists including Haji Noor Rehman, Haji Rohullah Shakir, Mir Habib Jan, Mastaq Jan, Aurangzeb Khan, Sher Bahadar and Fazl Hameed as well as their families and supporters joined PML-N on this occasion.

Posted in Dawn, November 9, 2021


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