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Tata Chemicals organises free blood pressure check-up camps on World Hypertension Day

According to WHO's report, one out of four Indians is suffering from high blood pressure

New Delhi: On the occasion of World Hypertension Day, Tata Chemicals organised a hypertension awareness drive in various parts of the city, wherein more than 1,000 people availed a free blood pressure check-up.

According to a recent WHO report, about 139 million people in India suffer from hypertension, and while the numbers have decreased globally, they are on the rise in India especially due to a stressful lifestyle and improper food habits in urban areas.

Hypertension belongs to the exponentially increasing lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, which are also risk factors for heart diseases, Tata Salt Lite – India's leading low sodium iodised salt conducted free blood pressure check-up camps at DLF Saket, Select City Walk, Pacific Mall and West Gate Mall.

Mumbai Hyderabad
Pune Cochin
Delhi Chandigarh
Bangalore Nagpur
Chennai Gurgaon

Along with blood pressure check-up camps, Tata Chemicals also organised recreational activities such as games, skits, mini plays and flash mobs to bring the urban community's attention towards hypertension.

On this occasion, Ashwini Hiran, COO, consumer product business, Tata Chemicals, said, "In these stressful times it is highly recommended to sensitise families about the problems of lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, etc. It is vital for citizens to take preventive measures, however small they may be, such as eating right, walking and leading a healthy lifestyle to begin with."

He added, "Tata Salt Lite is aimed at families which seek preventive measures to manage blood pressure through a low sodium intake in their diet.

"Developing products to address health problems and backing them with extensive awareness has been an effective strategy for Tata Chemicals. With Tata Salt Lite and other products as well, such as Tata Salt Plus and i-Shakti pulses, we bring to our customers the idea of a healthy India."