Chronic illnesses such as diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypertension, kidney disease, etc are the major cause of death and disability in Malaysia. Common behaviours such as poor diet, physical inactivity and lack of health awareness often drive these chronic conditions. To create better awareness for clean living and its benefits to employees, PPB organises full body workout sessions and health screenings to empower its staff to work towards a healthy lifestyle.
On 28 October 2015, PPB organised a free health screening and health talk for its staff under the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Early Detection and Prevention Saves Lives Programme. A total of 71 staff from PPB Group and its related companies located in UBN Tower were screened.
The health screening comprised blood pressure, body mass index, waist circumference, random blood glucose, urine test as well as counseling session after the screening. In addition, a Random Blood Total Cholesterol Test at a fee of RM5 was also made available to the staff.
A 45-minute awareness talk on "Kidney Disease: Common, Harmful but Treatable" followed by Q&A session was held for the staff. The 21 staff who attended left the talk with a greater understanding on detection of kidney diseases and its prevention through balanced meals and lifestyle.