Close to 300 benefit from Rotary Club of Georgetown medical outreaches

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The Rotary Club of Georgetown recently completed two successful medical outreaches in Regions Three and Five over the last month.

Rotary Club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto ‘Service above Self.’

“As an organisation, we know that our health sector is an integral part of our society, hence the reason for our annual medical outreaches in various communities,” Rotary Club of Georgetown said in a release.

Patients waiting to receive their medications from the Pharmacists at Vive-la-Force Medical Outreach

“Our objectives for these medical outreaches are improving and extending the reach of health care through activities such as health education, healthy lifestyle, and basic health screening, and facilitating access to services. These activities can directly and indirectly improve health outcomes of individuals and communities.”

The outreaches were held at Vive-La-Force and Little Baiboo.

Patients waiting to receive their COVID-19 vaccines at Little Baiboo Medical Outreach

“Services offered were Optical examination; Blood Pressure, Leptospirosis and PCR testing, Pediatric and dental services. We also distributed Multi-Vitamins for children and adults, reading glasses and some COVID-19 vaccines, first and second doses were administered on site,” Rotary added.

“We had an attendance of over 50 volunteers and we attended to 285 persons at these two locations. We were also able to attain 20 units of blood from some donors.”

The Rotary Club of Georgetown expressed gratitude to its members and volunteers who have given their time and assistance at these events.

“To our sponsors, thank you for your continuous support as we continue to serve our communities.”

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