26 November 2012

Angola: Health Minister Considers Important Families? Support to Elderly People

Luanda — The Minister of Health, José Van-Dúnem, considered on Sunday in Luanda important the follow-up of families in the elderly people's health, as this group of people deserve a special attention.

Speaking to Angop on the fringes of the elderly people's fair, José Van-Dúnem considered the third age a stage that everyone should contribute so that the elderly people may feel the affection of the families.

The official considered important the medical and medicinal assistance, underlining the physical exercise to be a crucial component for health.

The minister called for greater support of families in issues related to the elderly people's health, besides other daily activities.

José Van-Dúnem said that the elderly people have a lot of knowledge, and then it is needed to pay more attention to the third age.

He secured greater effort of his ministry for the development of programmes of support and assistance for elderly people.

Angop learnt that the event was marked by several Socio-recreational activities, such as the holding of contest of dance, theatre, exhibitions with various items made by elderly people, games of chess, draughts, kiela and cards, among other activities.

It was also opened health tens, where the elderly people were measured the high blood pressure.

The event was attended by the cabinet official, elderly people from various centres of Luanda and staff of MINARS.

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