Over 200 persons in Downtown Kingston and surrounding communities benefited from a health fair at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) last Saturday, December 01, 2018.
The health fair, which took place at the hospital’s Out Patient Department North, was in collaboration with the Insurance Association of Jamaica and the Jamaica Medical Foundation. Throughout the day, the volunteer medical teams from KPH carried out several health checks including blood sugar, cholesterol, vision examinations and blood pressure screenings. Additionally, Pap smear tests for women and Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) tests for men were provided.
Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited and Guardian Life Jamaica also offered blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol tests.
Persons were also exposed to a number of activities including healthy eating education sessions aimed at influencing persons to make healthier eating choices and therefore reducing the incidence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
Workout sessions were led by the Physiotherapy Department at KPH and they offered blood pressure and heart rate checks before and after endurance, flexibility and fitness tests.
Senior Medical Officer for KPH, Dr. Natalie Whylie expressed appreciation to the Insurance Association of Jamaica and the Jamaica Medical Foundation for partnering with KPH to provide free health screening to the residents who live in the Downtown communities.