Sugathara Vizha 2017, a health fair jointly organised by the Hindu Endowments Board
(HEB) and Mediacorp Oli 96.8 FM, was held on 6 August 2017 at PGP Hall. The health
fair aimed to create awareness of common chronic illnesses, promote a healthy lifestyle
amongst the Indian community and inculcate the importance of regular medical screening.
This year’s fair was in line with the Ministry of Health’s focus on ‘War on Diabetes’. There were
21 booths offering health screenings and medical advice/ counselling related to diabetes such
as education on eye care and complications, diabetic foot checks, blood pressure and glucose
checks. About 1,100 people registered for the Health Fair. Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam,
Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, graced the
event as Guest-of-Honour.