MP fights chik-V in NW St Ann
Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer
BROWN'S TOWN, St Ann: MEMBER OF Parlia-ment for North West St Ann Dr Dayton Campbell has come out fighting to stave off the effect of the chikungunya virus in his constituency.
Campbell has embarked on a series of home visits which will see him attending to around 1,000 persons during November, free of cost.
Campbell is also seeking 10,000 packets of Panadol to distribute to affected persons, who he said will aid persons who find it hard to procure medication, as well as those who cannot afford to buy the tablets.
"I am acutely aware that several persons are affected and some are not able to make it to their doctor, and I am also aware that given that I am a medical doctor, as well as their representative, I am able to provide a dual role in easing some of the challenges," Campbell stated in a release.
He continued: "I plan to immediately avail my services for home visits in the communities to assess these persons and to provide assistance where I can. I have been fortunate to have the services of a nurse and several volunteers who will be providing assistance in this charge."
The member of parliament said he will also be attending devotions at schools, parent-teacher association meetings and churches to share information relating to prevention and management of the virus.
In addition, the medical doctor stated, he will also be sharing with them information regarding the state of readiness should the feared Ebola virus be brought to Jamaica.
"The well-being of our people is paramount as a healthy people is a happy and productive people and I implore any like-minded soul to commit with me in the pursuit of a healthy St Ann North West and Jamaica."