Several persons benefitted from free health checks during a Health Fair at the Kingston Public Hospital held on December 2, 2017
The Health Fair, which was held in partnership with the Insurance Association of Jamaica and Jamaica Medical Foundation, was held at the Out-Patient Department North at the hospital. Throughout the day, the medical teams offered several health checks such as blood sugar, body mass index, blood pressure, Cholesterol Pap Smear tests. Some of the other tests included HIV, PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) tests and eye tests done in the Ophthalmology Department.
Some tests were offered by Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited and Guardian Life Jamaica, Jamaica Cancer Society and the Heart Foundation of Jamaica. In addition, counselling was provided for persons who attended the fair.
Agencies such as Jamaica National Foundation and the National Commercial Bank Foundation distributed free lunches and clothes to those in need.
Dr. Natalie Whylie, Senior Medical Officer of the Kingston Public Hospital explained that the health fair is a part of the final series of activities to commemorate the hospital’s 240th anniversary.
Mr. Errol Greene, chief executive officer, Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee Hospitals, noting that there is a high demand for health care, said he was delighted that the sponsors have extended their support to meet the needs of the persons at the fair.