n commemoration of World Heart Day 2020, observed on September 29, Peter and Company Distribution (PCD) and Republic Bank (EC) Limited joined forces to provide free blood sugar and blood pressure screenings to customers and employees at 3 branches.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for nearly half of all deaths from Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD), making it the world’s number one killer. In St. Lucia, Cardiovascular disease (CVD) amounts for a significant number of deaths.
This year’s theme is “Use to beat Cardiovascular Disease”.
Ms. Sarojnie Barclay-Benjamin, Pharmaceutical Sales Manager, at Peter and Company Distribution stated that PCD has invested significant resources in their “PCD Know Your Numbers Health and Wellness Community Outreach Program” launched in August 2020.
PCD has created free resources such as printable Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Trackers to help people record and track these numbers at home in real time.
Screenings were done using One Touch Blood Glucose monitoring devices and Omron Blood Pressure monitors administered by certified practitioners. All participants also received a free gift of Vit 360 vitamin C immune boost.
Ms. Barclay-Benjamin also expressed her deep gratitude to Republic Bank (EC) Limited for their partnership.
Mr. Gordon Julien – Country Manager, Republic Bank (EC) Limited in St. Lucia, indicated that “we are very happy to join hands with Peter & Company Distribution to host free health checks at our three branches in Saint Lucia on World Heart Day 2020.