Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Health Plus Launches Healthy Heart Check Service

Lauretta Omosoga

With efforts to lower the risk of developing heart disease, HealthPlus Pharmacy Ltd in partnership with RapidCheck Diagnostic and Wellness Ltd has launched the Healthy Heart Check Service yesterday September 26.

This launching is in line with World Heart Day observed on September 29. The Healthy Heart Check Service entails carrying out series of diagnostic tests that allows anyone to 'Know their Numbers' with regards to Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Cholesterol, measuring the LDL, HDL and Total triglycerides, the BMI and the Heart Age.

Supporting their effort is RapidCheck Wellness Diagnostics Ltd, who together with their International partner companies in USA and Taiwan, would be supplying the monitors to be used for the service. The plan is plan to expand the Healthy Heart Check Service to all 46 locations of HealthPlus branches over time as the ultimate aim is to make every Nigerian Healthy Heart Aware and to contribute our quota to making universal healthcare coverage available to all Nigerians.

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) HealthPlus Pharmacy Ltd, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Bukky George, in her keynote address, said: "Heart disease is one of the greatest causes of premature death. In Nigeria, 436 males and 476 females out of every 100,000 die as a result of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. These deaths can be prevented.”


The CEO described HealthPlus Pharmacy as Nigeria’s first integrated and fastest-growing pharmacy chain in West Africa. “We are committed to our mission of helping people achieve optimum health and vitality while delivering superior value to stakeholders.

This Healthy Heart Check Service will be available across 20 branches of HealthPlus Pharmacy effective Friday 29th September this year. The list of the 20 branches locations can be obtained from its website: www.healthplus.com.ng.

Accordingly, the Pharmacy chain will be offering 20 free Blood Glucose tests at all their pharmacy stores nationwide in celebration of the ‘World Heart day' on that Friday, as they urge Nigerians to use this opportunity to "know your numbers" and maintain a healthy heart.