Over 300 persons benefit from medical outreach

Over 300 residents of Skeldon and surrounding communities benefitted from a community health outreach at the Skeldon Health Centre.
The outreach was organised by the Rotary Club of Stabroek in partnership with the Rotary Club of Corriverton and the Health Ministry including the Regional Health Office (RHO) of Region Six.
A release from the Rotary Club of Stabroek stated that the event was planned to be in conjunction with the Skeldon Annual Health Centre Day where several donations were made by the health centre to the community.
The outreach was conceptualised to help residents take responsibility for the preservation of their health.
A range of health services was provided and these included blood pressure, blood glucose, blood grouping, healthcare for the elderly, HIV testing, VIA testing, eye care, COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots, chronic disease with medical advice from physicians, ultrasound, dental, audiology, blood donation, BMI/weight and nutrition counselling, physiotherapy, and prescription medication.
The Health Ministry and Region Six medical team were complemented with expertise from the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association, National Blood Transfusion Services, Optique Vision Care and Eureka Medical Laboratories.
Apart from prescriptions and medication dispensed, referrals were made to ophthalmology and other specialised health facilities. Rotary Club of Stabroek intends to work with partners in supporting persons who are in dire need of follow-up services. The success of the outreach, the Rotary Club of Stabroek said, is largely due to the healthcare professionals who truly epitomise Rotary’s humanity in motion by giving their time selflessly along with the staff of the Skeldon Health Centre for a true partnership.
The outreach was supported by Springdale Farm, FACT, Banks DIH and Sterling Products.