| Shah Alam, Malaysia | 2 June 2017 | Asia Samachar |
Malvinder Singh, a final year medical student at a local Malaysian university, had recently led a team to break the Malaysia Book Of Records for organising the largest health screening session.
Malvinder and fellow students from the Management and Science University (MSU) managed to atttact 10,983 people to the 24-hour health screening session at its campus in Shah Alam, Selangor, and a number of other locations. The activity was held in conjunction with World Health Day together with MSU World Health Day 2017.
Malaysia Book of Records senior officer Nurasyikin Ramli presented the certificate to MSU founder and president Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid.
The theme of the programme was Fight Against Depression, alongside the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Health Day – a year-long global campaign against depression.
“The number of people suffering from depression in the country is increasing, so this programme helps create awareness of the problem,” project head Malvinder Singh was qouted in a report in The Star.
The health screening included checks on Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, as well as glucose and stress levels.
“Depression is mostly related to youths as they may face problems with family, as well as financial and education issues,” said Malvinder.
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