Makueni health services CECM Dr. Paul Musila has urged locals at Kinyambu,Thange ward to routinely monitor their blood pressure and engage in healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Musila gave the comments while presiding on the World Hypertension Day celebrations at Kinyambu health center.
He warned that high blood pressure is a silent killer hence the signs and symptoms do not appear early.
He further, asked the health workers in the county to make schedule screening of locals at churches, village gatherings among other public places so as to track down those who need medical care.
While addressing locals during the same meeting, the head of non- communicable diseases in Makueni Dr. Joseph Mulei revealed that statistics made available showed that Thange ward was worst affected by non – communicable diseases while one in every four people across the County suffered from high blood pressure.