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Shipping Association of Jamaica and Rotary – partners for health

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2016 | 12:00 AM
The barber was kept busy right throughout the event.
A little girl from the neighbouring community has her eyes checked.
Nurses Kerrian Deleon (second left) and Simone Shaw attend to patients taking advantage of the free services offered at the health fair.
The executive team of the Rotary Club of Kiingston East and Port Royal (from left) Dameon Brackett, Carey Crooks, Marsha Jones, and Gary Ferguson are joined by one of the doctors Dr Henry Emory (second right), who provided medical check-ups to persons attending the club's back-to-school health fair at the St Boniface Anglican Church in Harbour View.
Dr Williams Aiken from the the Rotary team talks to a patient in the SAJ mobile clinic.

Rekindling a partnership that began several years ago, the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) reinforced its support of the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal at the health fair for residents in Harbour View, Kingston.

The residents from the communities close to the St Boniface Anglican Church received free general health check-ups, diabetes screening, hypertension checks, as well as optical screening, grooming and even free medication, in some instances, as part of the event.

As part of its ongoing commitment to bolstering the Rotary Club's healthservice offerings to those in need across the country, the SAJ provided the use of its mobile clinic free of cost. The 40-foot air-conditioned unit, which was converted from a shipping container by the SAJ, was transported to the venue without charge by Maritime & Transport Services Ltd, providing a place where patients were able to be examined by the medical team in privacy and comfort.