Feb 5, 2018
In South Africa, 225 people die from heart disease every day, one in three adults have high blood pressure, and ten people suffer a stroke every hour. The good news is that 80% of heart disease and strokes can be prevented and MediRite pharmacies are now offering pensioners FREE access to crucial health checks.
Starting from 7 February, free wellness screenings will be available to senior citizens aged 60 and older on the first Wednesday of every month at the 147 MediRite pharmacies located in Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets across South Africa. The check-ups include blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) tests.
To take advantage of this free service, pensioners are urged to make an appointment at their local MediRite pharmacy and need to produce their green identity books when doing so.
- Prof Liesl Zühlke, President of the South African Heart Association
Visit MediRite's website to locate your nearest MediRite pharmacy.
Updated May 2018:
MediRite in the Eastern Cape visits different organisations for older persons monthly to encourage the elderly to visit their nearest branch and make use of this free service. The check-ups include blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) tests.