The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority has installed a new open blood pressure kiosk at Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac.
The kiosk is the fourth machine to be installed by health services this year, adding to one at the Government Administration Building and two at the Cayman Islands Hospital – one in the General Practice Unit and the other in the atrium of the main entrance. The HSA said in a statement its aim is to ensure that the public has free, easy access to information about their blood pressure.
“The Public Health Department has made significant contributions in the Cayman Islands by implementing this initiative to make blood pressure kiosks available to all across the islands,” said Dr. Srirangan Velusamy, director of Sister Islands Health Services.
Dr. Velusamy said in a statement that high blood pressure and diabetes are prevalent in the Cayman Islands.
“We are very confident that these kiosks will give individuals the opportunity to monitor their blood pressure, helping guard themselves against chronic conditions,” Dr. Velusamy said. “It will also encourage many to take personal liability for their health with the ease and convenience these machines provide.”