Free health screenings offered

| 08/04/2018 | 0 Comments

CNS Local Life(CNS Local Life): The theme for World Health Day 2018 is “Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere” and in recognition of the annual 7 April commemoration, the Public Health Department has organised a week of free health screenings. This year’s theme encompasses the idea that universal health coverage means that all people and communities receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship.

Universal health coverage enables everyone to access the services that address the most important causes of disease and death, and ensures that the quality of those services is good enough to improve the health of the people who receive them, stated a government press release.

It does not, however, mean free coverage for all possible health interventions, regardless of the cost, as no country can provide all services free of charge on a sustainable basis, the release stated.

In line with the theme of World Health Day, which is marked globally on 7 April, the Public Health Department is offering free health screenings. These are a part of the continued initiatives of the department to emphasise the benefits of healthy lifestyles and early detection of issues such as diabetes, hypertension and depression, which will enable appropriate treatment to prevent complications and ensure quality of life.

The screenings will be available in all district health centres on Grand Cayman, including the general practice clinic at the Cayman Islands Hospital and Faith Hospital on Cayman Brac, from 9-13 April between 9am and 1pm. For Little Cayman, call the clinic at 948-0072 to make an appointment.

Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams Rodriguez noted that people can, however, take proactive measures to consider the status of their basic wellness and seek early intervention that can result in easing the health burden of the country.

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