The House of Representatives has called on the Ministry of Aviation to ensure that passengers at the Airport check their Blood Pressure and Sugar level before boarding.

The resolution followed the adoption of a motion by Hon Paul Kalejaiye (APC-Lagos) at plenary in Abuja on Tuesday.

The lawmaker’s motion is titled,” Need to make Provision for free High Blood Pressure and Sugar Level Check Desks at Airports. “

Hon Kalejaiye posited that such step  would promote preventive care for conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.

He noted that air travel could be physically demanding and stressful for many passengers, coupled with the potential health risks associated with long flights hence the need for free high blood pressure and sugar levels check desks at all airports across the country.

Adopting the motion, the house urged the ministry of Aviation to collaborate with relevant healthcare professionals and organisations to establish and operate High Blood Pressure and sugar levels check desks at airports across the country.

The house also urged the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to put in place adequate medical facilities at Airports to forestall sudden death from high blood pressure, diabetes among others.

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