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Guardian Life, PM host treat for children

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2016 | 8:37 AM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has some fun with the children at his back-to-school health fair at the Olympic Gardens Civic Centre.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Audrey Bassanta Henry (second right), vice president of Corporate Resources of Guardian Life look at Dr Alicia Bahadur (left) as she examines Sasha Gaye Ward in the Guardian Life Moblie Medical Unit at the prime minister's back-to -school Health Fair at the Olympic Gardens Civic Centre, Olympic Way on Wednesday August 24.
A resident gets her blood pressure checked by Nurse Genica Taylor.
Guardian Group Foundation administrator Rochelle Simons registers a resident to utilise the services of the Mobile Unit.
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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 August 24.

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 féted with food, music, bounceabouts 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.