St. Cuthbert’s Mission benefits from expansive Rotary Demerara medical outreach

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The Rotary Club of Demerara (RCD) recently conducted its fourth expansive medical outreach for the year. No fewer than 106 people have so far benefitted from a free medical outreach programme at St Cuthbert’s Mission.

The day-long medical outreach, which was organised by the non-profit group, along with the collaborative efforts of the Guyana Cancer Society, included free general medical check-ups as well as drugs for common illnesses.

Free HIV test, counselling and awareness talk, blood sugar level checks, blood pressure level checks, STI’s tests, breast cancer screening, optical and dental checks were also made available to residents, the RCD stated in a release to the media.

Some of the Doctors who treated numerous patients at the outreach

Many persons were seen for general check-ups, but more persons were interested in the dental, optical and there was a large amount interested in breast cancer screening.

RCD President Carey Griffith mentioned that the gesture was aimed at building a healthy community and complementing the efforts of the government in the health sector.

At the event, the leader of the medical team, Rotarian Dr. Shivanie Hendricks, emphasised the need to maintain habits and be mindful of certain lifestyles that make an individual susceptible to certain life-threatening ailments.

President Griffith also added that his team would follow up and assist as best they can with some of the medical supplies/bills of some of the patients seen that day for further treatment.

In a closing note, President Griffith thanked the hard-working Rotarians of the club, the doctors along with the friends of Rotary for making the outreach a success.

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