Free screen­ing on World Health Day

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS -

AL­MOST 150 MediRite phar­ma­cies, con­ve­niently lo­cated in se­lected Sho­prite and Check­ers su­per­mar­kets across South Africa, will be of­fer­ing free well­ness screen­ings on Satur­day, 7 April 2018 in sup­port of World Health Day.

The check-ups will in­clude blood sugar, choles­terol, blood pres­sure and body mass in­dex (BMI) tests.

The World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion’s theme for World Health Day 2018 is to ad­vance the health of all peo­ple en­sur­ing that ev­ery­one, ev­ery­where can ac­cess es­sen­tial qual­ity health ser­vices.

‘Many peo­ple take ac­cess to ba­sic health screen­ings for granted. These health screen­ings pro­vide cus­tomers with a ba­sic, yet vi­tal un­der­stand­ing of their gen­eral health con­di­tions and play a crit­i­cal role in iden­ti­fy­ing health prob­lems at an early stage and bet­ter­ing the chance for ef­fec­tive treat­ment.’That is why it is im­por­tant to un­dergo reg­u­lar health screen­ings,’ said An­dre van Aswe­gen, Gen­eral Man­ager at MediRite.

To take ad­van­tage of this free ser­vice, cus­tomers are urged to make an ap­point­ment at their lo­cal MediRite phar­macy and need to pro­duce their green iden­tity books or smart ID cards when do­ing so.

Dis­cov­ery Vi­tal­ity mem­bers earn vi­tal­ity points when well­ness screen­ings are done through MediRite.

MediRite phar­ma­cies also of­fer free health screen­ings to se­nior cit­i­zens aged 60 and older on the rst Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month.

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