Alpro Pharmacy Launches Virtual Health Talk Series


In conjunction with the month-long Merdeka celebrations, Malaysia’s largest prescription pharmacy, Alpro is launching a series of educational virtual health talks for the public.

Done in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic to deliver useful and essential healthcare information, Alpro will be organising multiple live health talk sessions on their Facebook page throughout the month of September, discussing common health issues related to heart health, kidney diseases and cholesterol-linked problems.

“Ever since the pandemic hit our country, the medical industry has been working overtime to cope with the influx of Covid-19 patients in hospitals. This has resulted in concerns over non-Covid patients not receiving full-fledged treatment accordingly.

“In these crucial moments where Covid-19 is not the only problem we are facing, equipping the public with valuable information on common diseases and health conditions would help save the lives of many,” said Lim En Ni, Alpro’s Chief Pharmacist.

“We felt there is a need to reach out to the community through these health talks to help more people to understand and detect early symptoms of potential diseases and seek professional help to procure essential consultation and medication,” she added.

The public are encouraged to tune in to Alpro Pharmacy’s official Facebook page to catch the live sessions featuring medical experts from various fields.

Details of the health talk topics are as follows:

Topic: GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or Chronic Acid Reflux)
Title: Jom Merdeka from Heartburn
Guest: Dr Saravana Kumar A/L Karunanathy,Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, ParkCity Medical Centre
Date: 30 August 2021
Time: 8.30pm local time

Topic: Diabetes
Title: “Diabetes and kidney disease – how are they related?”
Guest: Dr Lim Siang Chin, Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Mahkota Medical Center, Melaka
Date: 18 September 2021
Time: 8.30pm local time

Topic: Heart Failure Management
Title: “Cholesterol Is Too Important to Ignore. Protect Your Heart Now!”
Guest: Dr. Lim Kien Chien, Cardiologist, Hospital Pantai Ayer Keroh
Date: 25 September 2021
Time: 8.30pm local time

Besides organising health talks on Facebook Live, Alpro Pharmacy has also been busy conducting other initiatives under its Merdeka campaign “Championing A Healthy and Vibrant Malaysia”. The company recently also launched a series of healthy recipes to encourage more Malaysians to eat healthy and stay well.

For further details on Alpro’s ongoing campaigns and initiatives, kindly visit Alpro’s website, www.alpropharmacy.com or follow Alpro Pharmacy on Facebook.

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