Bone Health Awareness Day PPUKM opening ceremony and the launching of DXA Bone Scan System was held on October 20, 2016 (Thursday) at the Main Lobby, HCTM PPUKM. The ceremony was officiated by the YBhg. Prof. Dr. Ima Nirwana Soelaiman, representative on behalf of Dean Faculty of Medicine and Director HCTM PPUKM.
World Osteoporosis Day is an annual event celebrated every year on 20 October that aims to create awareness on bone health and osteoporosis disease that causes brittle bones and risk of fractures. Diagnosis of the disease can be measured with the engine duel-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). Bone Metabolism Research Group has successfully acquired the machine for purposes of clinical research to understand more deeply the bone health and beyond to deal with the problem of bone disease.
Among the activities was held are bone density screening, which allows individual risk taking initial steps to maintain bone health and bone health fairs to educate people by maintaining bone health in terms of exercise, food, and daily activities.