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FFP donates blood pressure machines to the Ministry of Health

Sunday, November 11, 2018

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MANY Jamaicans are worried about their “pressure” these days, and measuring blood pressure is a critical indicator of one's general health.

Food For the Poor (FFP) Jamaica is aware of this, a recent release said. The charity donated 30 blood pressure machines to the Ministry of Health on October 31.

Executive director of Food For the Poor David Mair was pleased to present the machines to Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton.

“We know these blood pressure machines will be put to good use,” Mair stated.

Expressing his gratitude, Minister Tufton said: “From the Ministry of Health's perspective, we are very appreciative of this gift of 30 blood pressure machines. Many health centres and clinics around the country use this type of equipment every single day on hundreds of thousands of Jamaicans.”

Tufton noted that the blood pressure machine is one of the most valuable pieces of equipment for the health centres, as it is one of the basic routine checks and always needed.

Through this donation, Food For the Poor said it hopes to continue strengthening its ties with the Ministry of Health.

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