Ministry of Health declared the Physical Health promotion week from 25 to 30 of this month under the guidance and advices of the President to promote health of the people, thus preventing the spread of non-communicable diseases in the country.
Provincial Ministry of Health orgarnized a health walk to mark the Physical Health promotion week. The theme of the event was "Healthy life".
Governor HMGS Palihakkara, Secretary to the Governor L.Ilaangovan, Secretary of Health Ministry R.Raveenthiran, Director of Animal Production and Health, Director of Health Services, Assistant Secretary of Health Ministry, Director of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, high ranking officials from health sector, staff of Health Ministry and Department, doctors and nurses participated in the event.
A health walk was arranged from Jaffna RDHS office. It moved through KKS Road, Stanley Road, Ariyakulam Junction, Vembady Junction and finally reached the Jaffna Central College ground.
At the end of the event, awareness speeches on Sports and Physical Training was delivered by the Provincial Director of Health and other relevant experts.