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1 In Every 8 Indians Has High Blood Pressure

Friday, May 11, 2018, 4:00 PM

The frequency of hypertension or high blood pressure has reached alarming levels among Indians, according to a recent preventive health programme conducted by the Union Health Ministry. The programme screened 22.5-million Indian adults in 100-districts of the country. This is a significant increase from the earlier statistics drawn up by the NFHS of 2-015-16, which put the figure at one in every 11 Indians.