Seminar held on World Hypertension Day

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Professor Zarnaz Wahid, Pro Vice Chancellor of Dow University of Health Sciences, has said that the rate of high blood pressure in the country is very high.

“In some areas, the disease is found up to 58% while the rate of control on blood pressure is only 3%,” she told a seminar held here on the eve of “World Hypertension Day” at the Department of Cardiology, Civil Hospital.

She said that there is no walking friendly environment in the country. Even in the most posh areas, there is no focus on building jogging tracks. There is no space for walking or cycling.