obesity

Khan issues apology to Candice, offers to help

Former Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan has apologized to masquerader Candice Santana for his offensive tone and comments.

Santana who played mas this year, shot into the spotlight after she was body-shamed in public and online.

Dr Khan, however, took issue with her weight and fat-shamed her online. 

After much backlash and criticism, the former health minister is today saying sorry. 

Khan says while he feels very strongly about the issue, it stems from his experience as a doctor. 

Khan: I'm working out and have stopped stuffing my face

San Juan/Barataria Member of Parliament, Dr Fuad Khan has responded to the PNm's Women's League saying that he has no problems with them telling him that he needs to lose weight.

Khan posted a response on his Facebook page Tuesday afternoon, saying that he has stopped "stuffing" his "face" and is working out.

The following were the contents of the post.

Obesity rising among students

At least 50 per cent of pri­ma­ry and sec­ondary school chil­dren are over­weight and are at risk of be­com­ing di­a­bet­ics.

This star­tling sta­tis­tic was dis­closed as a Joint Se­lect Com­mit­tee on So­cial Ser­vices and Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tion met to ex­am­ine the cur­rent lev­els of child­hood obe­si­ty and what the State was do­ing to pro­mote a health­i­er lifestyle among chil­dren.

Among the ini­tia­tives, the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion and the Min­istry of Health im­ple­ment­ed in 2017 was the re­stric­tion of sug­ary drinks be­ing sold in schools.