Free health screenings for World Health Day

This year’s focus is on diabetes

whd-poster-main-630This year, as World Health Day on April 7 focuses on diabetes, the Health Services Authority is offering free blood sugar and blood pressure screenings.

The screenings will be available every day this week, until Friday, April 8, at all District Health Centres, George Town General Practice, Faith Hospital Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. No appointment is necessary. On Saturday, April 9, the screenings will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various supermarkets in Grand Cayman.

Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said the free health screenings are a part of the continued initiatives of the Public Health Department to emphasize the benefits of healthy lifestyles and early detection issues such as diabetes and hypertension.

People visiting the health clinics for the screenings should indicate to the registration clerks that they would like to register for free blood glucose and blood sugar screening.

The results are available right away and counseling and referral will be offered as deemed necessary, health officials said. For further information, contact Therese Prehay at the Public Health Department on 244-2632.