The residents of the Berbice river village of Kimbia on Sunday morning received some much-needed healthcare in the form of personalized counseling and treatment for various complications.
This was made possible by the Rotary Demerara team and a few other non-governmental organizations who visited the village.
The team consisted of specialized medical practitioners and they were able to provide assistance and supplies to some 86 residents.
Much needed free medical care and supplies were given to residents of in the village and other neighboring villages.
The medical aid, included blood pressure testing and cancer screening, among other services.
The Coordinator for the medical outreach, Dr Kersee Welch-Duncan said, “Today, we came with the objective to see whatever comes to us. The basic ailments we found so far were the regular chronic diseases – acute respiratory tract infections and the common flu.”
Welch-Duncan noted that the residents of Kimbia showed appreciation for the aid offered by welcoming the team who visited the village for the first time.
A resident of Kimbia, Andrea Deoliveira, has been living in the village since birth and now serves as a community health worker. She shared her thoughts about the health outreach and its impact on Kimbia.
“This outreach here has been a blessing because right now the health facility is doing great and here today we can come and have our treatment and our vitamins and whatever we need to help support our bodies.”
After the last resident received care and medical supplies, President of the Rotary Demerara Club Hansraj Singh gave the News Room some insight as to the outcome of the outreach.
“I think the support was overwhelming. Most of the people in these communities surrounding Kimbia came out in support of not only the medical outreach but for what President (Rotaract Club of Georgetown) Boyle was doing here today by giving back to community.”
“It was generally well received in terms of doing continuous and sustainable medical care,” Singh said.
He indicated that his medical team usually conducts outreaches in remote communities where people find it difficult to access regular medical care.