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JPS Gives Free Medical Checks to Hundreds

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 12:00 AM
An elderly resident (seated right) gets her blood pressure checked by the team at the JPS Community Wellness Fair. The fair was held at the Church of God of Prophecy on Maxfield Avenue in Kingston, on Saturday, November 14.
Dr Princeton Brown attends to a patient at the JPS community wellness fair.

Energy Company JPS, as part of its Community Renewal Programme, has staged two Community Wellness Fairs in recent weeks, targeting residents in Payne Land, Whitfield Town and Rose Town in Kingston. Together, more than 500 persons received free health checks, including blood pressure, optical and dental checks, HIV and syphilis testing, BMI testing and a range of other services.

The company also facilitated access to agencies such as the Registrar General's Department, Tax Administration Jamaica and the National Family Planning Board.

"JPS recognises that the health and well-being of the whole man is critical to his ability to respond to the economic and social demands of daily living," said Keith Garvey, vice-president of community renewal and energy solutions.

"While we obviously have a responsibility to deliver energy safely to all customers, we are also concerned about their ability to enjoy a decent standard of living."