On Monday the 13th of February, the University through its Heath Services Department conducted voluntary ‘on-the-spot’, mobile health checks as part of its traditional staff wellness initiative programme.
The programme, which ran concurrently at all the University’s campuses, saw health services personnel checking staff members for hypertension and diabetes.
Midlands State University’s Health Services Acting Director, Mr T Shoko, said the programme was set-up with a vision to concertize staff members on the importance of taking an active role in their health care.
‘As an institution, we embarked on a wellness clinic for members of staff with the mandate to sensitise our staff members on the importance of having regular health check-ups. In this campaign, we successfully demonstrated using hypertension and diabetes, which are silent killers. It is a reminder of what members should constantly do’, he said.
Mr Shoko, also highlighted that apart from hypertension and diabetes, cancer was also a cause for concern and as a result, the University invites relevant stakeholders every semester to come and carryout Pap smears or Pap tests for students and staff members alike.
The staff wellness programme is conducted at the beginning of every semester as part of broader efforts by the institution to ensure a healthy University community.