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PSMAS holds free disease screening for Masvingo members

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PSMAS holds free disease screening for Masvingo members

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Simbarashe Mtembo 
MIRROR REPORTER 


MASVINGO –Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) is holding free disease screening for its members in Masvingo. The screening runs until Friday at Masvingo PSMI Clinic Car Park at 44 Robertson Street in the Central Business District (CBD).
PSMAS director of Managed Care Services Dr Munyaradzi Mujuru, confirmed the outreach in a statement released to The Mirror. 
He said the Premier Lifestyle program aims to promote healthy living through prevention, early detection and disease self-management.
He said they offer general wellness screenings for blood pressure, weight, height, cervical cancer, breast examination, prostate cancer screening, Body Mass Index (BMI) and health education. 
“Due to the increasing burden of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer countrywide, PSMAS through Premier Lifestyle continues to complement Government’s efforts in reducing non-communicable diseases. PSMAS does this by offering regular screenings to identify risks, diagnose conditions early and assist in the management of the same.
“We are targeting to screen 1 000 people in Masvingo. We call upon PSMAS members in Masvingo to take advantage of the opportunity to get free health checks on offer. Early detection is critical in the prevention and management of chronic conditions,” he said. 
Dr Mujuru said PSMAS has so far conducted general health screenings for close to 10 000 members since the beginning of the year, 600 cervical cancer screenings, 400 prostate cancer screenings and 500 breast cancer screenings. 
“The Society has also conducted health and wellness programs for 15 of its member organisations including the Public Service Commission (PSC), Ministry of Women Affairs, Community and Small and Medium Enterprises, National Museums and Monuments, Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and various other Government departments in more than 10 cities and towns,” he added. 

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