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Children benefit from health fair

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2016 | 6:00 AM
Rushelle Clarke-Lindsay (right) of the Lions Club of St Andrew Central performs an eye analysis on Zariah Christie of the Mona High School at the Children’s Health and Wellness Fair. Looking on are President-elect of the Lions Club Theresa Bowen (second left) and chairman of the club’s health committee Brenda Miller.

Hundreds of children from Allman Town and communities in the Cross Roads area of Kingston benefitted from a health fair organised by the National Child Month Committee (NCMC).

The Children's Health and Wellness Fair, held last Saturday at the Douglas Orane Auditorium, Wolmer's Boys' School, was the final event for Child Month 2016.

Children received free dental, eye, and hearing tests, vaccinations, and general health checks from medical practitioners. The children were also treated to face-painting, bounceabout and mechanical bull rides, and refreshments.

Chair of the NCMC Dr Pauline Mullings said the fair was in keeping with the Child Month theme: 'Healthy Children Build a Stronger Nation'.

Adults who accompanied the children to the event also had the opportunity to access free blood pressure and body mass index checks from Sagicor and eye screening from the Lions Club of St Andrew Central.