Jacky’s Express and Proton Healthcare Middle East to give free Blood Pressure check-ups at Ajman City Centre
As part of its CSR drive aimed at preventing heart attack and encouraging constant monitoring of a healthy blood pressure, Jacky's Electronics, the UAE's number one multi-brand consumer electronics retailer, has partnered with Proton Healthcare to provide free blood pressure check-ups to all customers and employees of Ajman City Centre (ACC).
With a theme, "Say No to Heart Attack", the free blood pressure check-ups will run from July 1 - 31, at Jacky's Express outlet in Ajman City Centre. Proton will also offer 25% discount on all Proton products to all mall employees.
"We, at Jacky's, are committed in upholding health wellness among our staffs and customers by taking an active step to tackle social and health issues affecting them. High blood pressure is a major cause of heart disease and strokes and partnering with Proton helps in promoting greater awareness on this topic," said Jimmy Patel, General Manager, Jacky's Electronics.
Working closely with Jacky's, Proton's specialist health practitioners will offer free blood pressure check-ups to all shoppers and employees. Throughout the day, Proton will also educate shoppers & employees on how to maintain blood pressure by adapting a healthy lifestyle and constant exercise.
"According to recent data, 27.9 per cent of the country's population above 18 years suffers from high blood pressure," said Jairaj Marath, Director International Business & Global Healthcare Awareness Initiatives, Proton Healthcare Middle East FZE. Known as the silent killer, high blood pressure increases the risk of heart ailments, kidney disease and diabetes among others.
"It is advisable to have a regular monitoring of blood pressure to determine abnormal highs and lows that will be critical in identifying early signs of high blood pressure, increasing cholesterols, overweight and obesity playing it hard on the heart and other related diseases. Together with Jacky's, we are pleased to offer free blood pressure, pulse and heart rate tests to Ajman residents and increase the awareness of having a healthy heart and a healthy lifestyle," Marath added.
Playing an active role in the community, Ajman City Centre joins with Jacky's and Proton during this awareness programme. Ajman City Centre's General Manager Jassim Al Khaja said, "We support Jacky's and Proton in this health drive concerning blood pressure as becoming hypertensive is a major risk factor that can affect everyone. We would also like to ensure that our employees & shoppers would be conscious of their well-being."
Proton offers both wrist and upper-arm blood pressure monitors for regular testing at home and at work. Among the best Proton deals available at Jacky's Express in Ajman City Centre are the 10-second Digital Thermometer at AED25, Digital Upper Arm BP monitor at AED199, and Digital Body Fat & Hydration Scale at AED235.