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PM Holness treats Olympic Gardens community

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2016 | 8:00 AM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness (right) looks on as Suretime medical doctor, Alicia Bahadur (left), performs a dental check on Sasha-gaye Ward. Looking on (second right) is Vice-president of Corporate Resources, Guardian Life, Audrey Basanta-Henry.

Free health checks and school medicals were a big feature of a back-to-school treat hosted by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in Olympic Gardens on Wednesday.

Through a partnership with the Guardian Group mobile health unit, many persons were able to receive health checks at the event, which saw a turnout of hundreds of children and community members.

They were fÍted with food, music, bounce-abouts and rides, held on a playing field at the civic centre in the community. They were also presented with back-to-school supplies.

Holness, who is also member of parliament for the area, took the opportunity to interact with community members and the children.

The prime minister also visited the mobile health unit and spent some time with the beneficiaries who were there.

Community members expressed delight and appreciation for the day's activities.