Newly appointed Health Minister Kim Wilson, was one of many who checked in on the “Taking it to the Streets” free health checks held at Maximart in Sandys on Friday.

The free testing of blood sugar, blood pressure, weight monitoring, a cardiac risk profile assessment and other services are available to residents over 18 years of age, by the Community Nursing team.

The goal is to prevent non-communicable diseases and communicable diseases in the adult population.

The first “Taking it to the Streets” health check was held at Woody’s in Sandys on July 18th, where one in four adults assessed needed follow up.

There are three more health checks coming up, all from 4pm to 8pm. The next one will be held at Albuoy’s Point on August 18th, then it moves to the city at Dr EF Gordon Square on September 1st. The final health check will be held down at the east end in the Town Square of St George’s on September 22nd.

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