Iraqi defense ministry to combat obesity in its ranks


1260 View

+ -

SULAIMANI — The Iraqi Ministry of Defense said on Thursday (November 10) they are taking strict measures against overweight officers and senior officers in the military ranks.

The ministry said in a statement any member of the military who cannot maintain under a specified weight limit will be retired by the ministry.

A statement from the ministry announced annual physical weight checks will be back in place and those overweight members who are unable to reduce their weight will be retired.

The ministry said there will be general health tests and those who have a heart condition will have to be accounted for in the tasks that they are assigned.

(NRT Digital Media)