NALAMTHAANA 2015

For the third time since its conception UKTSU brought “Nalamthana” to SW London on the 27th June 2015.

‘It was very helpful that everyone was able to speak in Tamil and the consultants were more than happy to help with all my questions’

Focusing on diabetes our team of students, junior doctors and qualified health professionals (including medical consultants) came together to deliver vital health information, health checks and medical advice for the Tamil diaspora here in the UK.

‘Dr Rajah’s speech created awareness about diabetes not only in elderly people but also the chances in students. He also informed us about how taxi drivers have to report to their main offices if they have diabetes, which I was not aware of’

The event was held at Links Primary School with many members of the local community attending and gaining valuable information from the event. The event also provided lifestyle advice to the youth on how to prevent diabetes, which is so prevalent amongst the Tamil population.

‘We hope to see more events like this in more areas such as temples and Tamil Schools’

We would like to thank the UKTSU team and volunteers who helped continue UKTSU’s vision of bridging the gap between our generations and ensuring we support our Tamils here in the UK. Thanks to the event co-ordinators Agalya Aloyscious and Ahrnica Harikaran and all the medical professionals for providing their expertise for this good cause. All the positive feedback we look forward to an even better event next year.

‘The event was aimed at elderly, however travelling for some of us are hard but many were willing to come and I had taken the taxi to come to this event so I can benefit from it and get my blood pressure BMI measured’

 

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