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IMU Medical and Dietetics Staff and Student Collaborate for Health Screening

15 Oct 2015

2 May 2015 – More than one hundred people showed up for the health screening activities at Section 17/13, Petaling Jaya which was held in conjunction with AMSA-IMU Health Day 2015. The event was aimed at promoting awareness on non-communicable diseases such as heart attacks, stroke, diabetes etc. SIA_9922 A group comprising 19 medical students, 5 dietetics with nutrition students, 1 dietitian and 4 medical doctors from International Medical University (IMU) volunteered on that day to measure blood pressure, blood glucose levels, body mass index, give dietetic advice, perform physical examinations, as well as educate the public regarding certain diseases. The four medical doctors from IMU were Dr Nyunt Wai, Dr Tun Yee, Dr Kumarswamy Kademane and Dr Arun Kumar (AMSA-Advisor). SIA_9943 A week prior to the event, volunteers did door-door information dissemination on the upcoming event. On the health screening day, AMSA-IMU volunteers visited a nearby market to encourage residents to participate in this event. SIA_9984 This was the first time AMSA IMU conducted health screening activity on the AMSA Health Day at Section 17, Petaling Jaya. Given the long weekend, the team was delighted (and surprised) to receive a great response from the residents as over a hundred people showed up! This was more than half of the expected residents from the locality. This success would not have been possible without the hard work and effort of all the volunteers, dietitian and doctors. The team also greatly appreciate the support of the IMU Student Representative Council and Student Services Department in this event. SIA_9932

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