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Jamalco Brings Health Care to New Bowens

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 11:55 AMKeisha Hill
Contributed Photo A resident of the New Bowens community gets her blood pressure checked by emergency medical technician, Nanina Moving.
Contributed Photo Corporate Services Manager, DonnaMarie Brooks-Gordon (standing), speaks with residents of New Bowens Lascena Callaghan, while Dr Khamal Anglin (left), records vital information on Dawson Hamilton (second left), who has respiratory problems.

?Me glad fi Jamalco!? exclaimed community leader Marjorie Smith who was among some 100 residents who benefited from a health and information fair at the New Bowens Church of Jesus Christ, Clarendon, recently, hosted by Jamalco.

Smith said, ?We want to applaud Jamalco for taking health care to our doorsteps. It is rough all over and many persons, especially the senior citizens, cannot afford the cost of travelling to May Pen for health care, so kudos to Jamalco for coming to us,? she said.

The residents received free blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, cholesterol tests and vision screening by doctors Khamal Anglia and Richard Watson.

volunteers mobilised

Senior Community Relations Officer Phillip Biggs, who coordinated the day?s activities, explained that a team of community volunteers was mobilised to distribute more than 300 informational flyers about the Zika virus to householders.

Also participating in the health fair were Clarendon Health Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Mead Johnson Jamaica Ltd, and the National Youth Service.