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Brown’s Hall residents benefit from free health fair (Source: Jamaica Observer)

 

Scores of residents in the Brown’s Hall area of St Catherine and surrounding communities received free health screening through a National Health Fund (NHF) health fair, last Saturday.

The event, which also targeted children who will be going back to school in September, was held at the Brown’s Hall Primary School.

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Residents were screened for high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, iron levels in the blood, eye issues and HIV. Counselling was also provided, and boys received free haircuts.

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton told JIS News that the large turnout of people was an indication that a crucial call is being heeded. “It is a call that we want to make national, because prevention is always better than cure,” the minister said. READ MORE