Health department to install over 300 bp kiosks across the city

Posted by the New York Post

It’s easy to get your blood pressure up in New York — and now the city wants to measure how high in an effort to save your life.

The Health Department plans to install 300 self-measuring blood pressure kiosks across the five boroughs over the next three years, officials said Monday.

Residents would be able to check their readings without cost and the data would be transmitted anonymously to the ­department for analysis.

Officials estimate the full roll-out will cost $1.8 million.

The kiosks, purchased from Rochester-based PharmaSmart, will be installed in pharmacies and city buildings at the rate of about 100 per year.

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