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MOH Pavilion at Aramco Summer Program 2012 Conducts Medical Tests on 1619 Visitors
10 July 2012
   The MOH Pavilion at Aramco Summer Cultural Program 2012 has witnessed intensive attendance over the past two days. It provided healthcare services for about 1619 visitors of both genders, including comprehensive medical examination, awareness tips and specialized educational programs.
The Supervisor of the MOH Pavilion, Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Hadithi, pointed out that the clinic of measuring blood sugar, blood pressure, weight and length, made the measurements of 222 men and 295 women. The osteoporosis clinic conducted medical examination on 180 men and 319 women to see whether they suffer from osteoporosis.
The anti-smoking clinic examined the lung efficiency for 58 persons, in addition to conducting the monoxide tests on 87 persons. Colon cancer examination was conducted on 260 persons, and breast cancer examination was conducted on 230 women. The number of beneficiaries of the mobile awareness exhibition was 550 persons.
Dr. Al-Hadithi went on to explain that the Ministry's participation involves the provision of health awareness activities by way of the mobile awareness exhibition. It consists of eight sub-sections: an examination clinic, where the exhibition's visitors can undergo a number of general examinations to evaluate their status of health, including the measurement of vital signs, bone mass indicators (BMI), level of blood sugar. It includes also an osteoporosis clinic, which provides an evaluation of the general situation of bone mass, through the osteoporosis measurement service. There is, in addition, the blood bank which receives blood donors after conducting the necessary blood tests to identify the blood group of the donor. Blood specimens are then sent to the Central Laboratory, where the other necessary tests are done. Finally, there is the healthy lifestyle, which provides health tips that have to do with food balance, physical activity, and how to avoid such risk factors as the excessive intake of fats, sugars, and physical inactivity.

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