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Dubai, UAE, 28 January 2019: Would you like to know your blood pressure anytime? Good news! When you visit EGSHQ, just approach the dedicated staff and they will be more than happy to assist you.

Contact Person Location
Roshan Dudani 3rd Floor EGSHQ
Helen Kamawera 3rd Floor EGSHQ

This initiative was a result of EGS management’s approval to a staff feedback last 28th of Jan 2019 about having a Blood pressure machine in the office in order for staff to monitor their blood pressure on a daily basis.

This reflects that EGS leaders look after the condition of staff especially while at work and encourage them to monitor their blood pressure on a daily basis.

Having a good health is an important part in performing one’s job. So start monitoring your blood pressure and take action accordingly.

If you need further assistance, you may contact our first aiders in EGSHQ:

First Aiders’ Name Location
Vinod Shrestha 3rd Floor EGSHQ
Helen Kamawera 3rd Floor EGSHQ
Richard Jason Catipon 3rd Floor EGSHQ
Sanjeev Kumar Ramnarayan 3rd Floor EGSHQ
Forhad Hossain Sahedaraj Ground Floor
Ayah Cibulo- (First Aid instructor) 3rd Floor EGSHQ

For more information on how to use the machine? Please read the below instructions:
How to use a home blood pressure monitor

  • Be still. Don't smoke, drink caffeinated beverages or exercise within 30 minutes before measuring your blood pressure. Empty your bladder and ensure at least 5 minutes of quiet rest before measurements.
  • Sit correctly. Sit with your back straight and supported (on a dining chair, rather than a sofa). Your feet should be flat on the floor and your legs should not be crossed. Your arm should be supported on a flat surface (such as a table) with the upper arm at heart level. Make sure the bottom of the cuff is placed directly above the bend of the elbow. Check your monitor's instructions for an illustration or have your healthcare provider show you how.
  • Measure at the same time every day.It’s important to take the readings at the same time each day, such as morning and evening. It is best to take the readings daily however ideally beginning 2 weeks after a change in treatment and during the week before your next appointment.
  • Take multiple readings and record the results.Each time you measure, take two or three readings one minute apart and record the results using a printable (PDF) or online tracker. If your monitor has built-in memory to store your readings, take it with you to your appointments. Some monitors may also allow you to upload your readings to a secure website after you register your profile.
  • Don't take the measurement over clothes.