Kwakwani residents benefit from CIOG medical outreach

In true philanthropy style, the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) and its collaborators, on Sunday last hosted a medical outreach at the Kwakwani Empowerment Centre in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) where scores of residents benefitted.

The medical outreach was supported by the Guyana Cancer Foundation,  the National AIDS Programme Secretariat. The residents were able to have their blood pressure and glucose levels tested, access to mental healthcare, massage therapy, eye care, screening for breast cancer, access to HIV, STD and syphilis testing, paediatric care; general and specialty doctors were also on site.
In addition, the residents who were present at the event were issued with packages that catered for basic daily necessities; inclusive of disinfectant wipes, face masks clothing, diapers (both children and adults), hair and skincare products, soap, toothpaste, footwear, sustenance, and provision of over-the-counter and prescription medication.
Multivitamin tablets along with dental equipment were also handed over to the Kwakwani Hospital as well as six sewing machines were given to the Kwakwani Empowerment Centre.

Persons receiving assistance at CIOG’s medical outreach

Other entities that were on board were Dauntless Professional Therapeutic Bodyworks, Region 10 COVID-19 and vaccination team and RHO, Kwakwani Hospital medical team and administrator, GPHC doctors and eye care team, Guyana Medical Relief, SEWA International Guyana, Diaspora Axillium, Twins Manufacturing Chemists, Mohamed’s Manufacturing Enterprise (Peppy’s Food), Massy Distribution, TSI Security Services, Jennifer Jobe and Family, Kwakwani Empowerment Management Team, Psychiatric and Counselling Services.
CIOG expressed thanks to Azim Yunus and ART Sawmilling Enterprises, the Region 10 RHO office, and the Kwakwani community hospital for their kind support and cooperation and to all the collaborating partners.