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Approximately 100 residents of Broadleaf, and surrounding communities in Manchester, benefited from a health fair hosted by Jamalco at the Broadleaf Primary School, recently.
The fair, organised by Community Relations Officer, Mr. Errol Davy, in collaboration with Jamalco’s Medical Department, saw residents being offered health checks, vision screening and counselling.
The team reported that diabetes, hypertension and increased cholesterol levels were major health issues discovered, with 57 of the persons screened being hypertensive, 28 were diabetic while 24 had elevated cholesterol levels.
The team referred 13 persons to hospital, while nine were referred to private doctors. The eyes of 93 persons were checked, resulting in 41 being referred to the Lions Sight Clinic for further intervention.
The residents expressed their gratitude to Jamalco. The fair was one of several planned by the company to assist residents of its host communities.