Actors Sanjeev Bhaskar and Bhasker Patel urge South Asian community to take part in stroke survey


BRITISH Asian actors Sanjeev Bhaskar and Bhasker Patel are leading a campaign to raise awareness among the community about stroke. Stroke is now the fourth largest cause of death in England. A new survey by Public Health England (PHE) is aimed at the Asian and black communities and will run during PHE’s Act F.A.S.T. campaign. South Asians are at a higher risk than their white counterparts due to high blood pressure and diabetes being significant factors. Bhaskar said: “It’s important we recognise the signs (of stroke) and know how best to respond when we see them in ourselves or others…

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