St Catherine residents benefit from health fair

MORE than 200 people, including schoolchildren, benefited from a community health fair organised by NADS Family Health Care in St Catherine on Sunday.

Held at Green Acres Commercial Business Complex in the parish, the fair provided general checks, school medicals, eye checks, immunisations, Pap smears, and laboratory testing.

Operator of the dental department at the facility, Dr Simone Brady said she and her team wanted to extend support to the community, especially with the back-to-school period approaching.

“We enjoy giving back and doing what we do best. We try to develop a culture of a caring environment, and the staff here have that mind of giving back so as much as it is busy and hectic, we enjoyed it,” Dr Brady told JIS News.

She said the health fair was timed to meet some of the back-to-school needs of families in the communities, and along with the health care they also distributed educational gifts to schoolchildren and parents.

The event was first held in 2018 but was put on hold in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hailing the many sponsors, Dr Brady said without them “we would not be able to have it on this large scale. We are truly grateful for every sponsorship that we have received”.

Several of the patrons lauded the event for helping them to save money. “It is a wonderful thing. If every community has this type of project the medical part of society would grow,” said Titon Hylton.