Sunday 18 August, 2019

WKPP hosting free health and back-to-school treat in West Kingston

A West Kingston Power Partners staff member embraces a young girl at previously held back-to-school-treat.

A West Kingston Power Partners staff member embraces a young girl at previously held back-to-school-treat.

This Friday, August 16, residents in the communities of Western Kingston can look forward to free medical care at West Kingston Power Partners’ Health and Wellness Fair, which will be held at Tivoli Gardens High School from 9 am and 4 pm.

Event highlights include a special address from the Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie; a live performance from recording artiste, D’Angel, and a Back-to-School Treat for the children.

WKPP encourages all residents to come out early on Friday to benefit from services such as general medicals, dental cleaning and extractions; vision screening; blood pressure checks; cholesterol and blood sugar tests; pap smears and breast examinations; STI testing and child immunizations. To serve all patrons in a timely and orderly manner, we ask that residents take with them, their TRN and ID for the registration process.

File photo of a previously held health fair in West Kingston

This year WKPP celebrates five years of contributing to maintaining good health in Western Kingston.

The health fair will be hosted under the theme, “Increasing Access to Healthcare Services”, which we believe embodies the aim of this annual initiative, to ensure that adults and children receive quality care at no cost to them, the energy company said in a statement.

WKPP’s community healthcare strategy is coordinated and executed under its corporate social responsibility portfolio where, in addition to affordable healthcare; the primary focus is sustainability.

“Our hardworking committee members, as well as extended employees within the company, manage this important venture, to ensure it is implemented with utmost efficiency. WKPP invests annually in this worthwhile initiative because we understand that the prevalence of chronic and other types of diseases can pose a grave economic burden on the community,” WKPP said.

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