The Lions Club of Imphal Valley (LCIV), along with Lions Club of Imphal North and Imphal Northern Hemisphere, organised a one-day diabetes awareness and detection cum health checkup camp at Khurai Nandeibam Leikai, Lamlong in association with Young Sports cum Library Club, Khurai Nandeibam Leikai on Sunday.
In a release issued by president of LCIV, Sukhvinder Singh on Sunday, the club mentioned that the free health camp was organised as a part of the “One Multiple Activity” with the theme “Knock Out Diabetes” by Lions Club International Multiple district 322 from November 12-20.
Altogether 56 persons were screened for blood sugar along with health check-up and BP monitoring during the camp of which 15 persons were found to be suffering from Type II diabetes and 33 persons were found to be suffering from Hypertension. Diabetes awareness and prevention from this alarming prevalence of the disease and to have lifestyle changes were shared to the gathering.
Further, the clubs have decided to conduct the Diabetes detection and awareness camp at different localities for the next couple of months in order to spread the theme: Knock out Diabetes, with Diabetes being a major Health challenge the Lions Club has been in focus for the last few decades, it added.