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Health fair for Indian community in S'pore

Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) and jewellery retailer Malabar Gold & Diamonds on Sunday aimed to get the Indian community in Singapore to pay more attention to their diet and lifestyle, through their first health fair.

SINGAPORE: Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) and jewellery retailer Malabar Gold & Diamonds on Sunday aimed to get the Indian community in Singapore to pay more attention to their diet and lifestyle, through their first health fair.

Singapore Indians from the lower-income groups attended the health fair, which taught them how to lead a healthier lifestyle and shed light on common health risks affecting the community.

According to a 2010 National Health Survey by the Health Ministry, Indians in Singapore have the highest risk of heart disease and diabetes among all ethnic groups, and Sunday’s event featured talks, health screenings and booths to raise awareness in the community.

A Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between SINDA and sponsor Malabar Gold & Diamonds to hold this event for three years.

Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah officiated the event.

She spoke about MediShield Life, saying it was important to have a scheme that covers all Singaporeans and removes their worries about medical bills. 

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