Heart Screening Program Thursday as part of World Heart Day

BRADES, Montserrat – An all-day heart screening programme will be held on Thursday as part of the Ministry of Health’s commemoration of World Heart Day.
According to Violet Brown, Community Nursing Manager, this year’s theme is “One World, One Heart and One Home” and the ministry of health will be hosting several activities to mark this.
The heart screening program will be held tomorrow at the St. Johns Health Centre from 9am to 2pm. This includes ECG, weight and height along with blood pressure and blood sugar checks. Doctors and Nurses will be on hand to answer questions and give necessary advice, Brown says.
The weekly radio programme Talking Health airing Thursday at 3pm on ZJB Radio Montserrat will focus on preventing and/or managing heart conditions. From about 5pm, the St. Johns Health Centre parking lot will come alive with an exercise programme. Persons are encouraged to come early and warm up with the fitness instructor. Groups and individuals are invited to join the fitness activity this week and thereafter.