On Friday December 3rd 2010 the Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force staged a mini Health Fair for the boys in the St. George’s Anglican School Police Boys Club and the St. George’s Methodist School Police Boys Club.
The event was a joint initiative by Constable 300 Duprey and Constable 637 Roberts. This initiative took into consideration the fact that most health fairs primarily target the elderly and middle aged, thus overlooking children of youthful age.
In recent times it has been observed that young children are living with secret and seriously acute disease conditions; such as worms, eye problems, anemia, diabetes and other complications associated with heart diseases and obesity.
This health fair has afforded the boys of the above stated Police Boys Clubs an ideal opportunity to receive free medical screening; which has served to create a sense of awareness among the boys of their health status, as well as promoted a greater sense of good health and hygiene practices among the young men.
Conducting screening exercise were Medical Doctors; Laurie Frederick and Deon Forrester, they were also assisted by five (5) Nurses compliments the Director of Nursing Services.
The Health Fair was supported by a number of cooperate sponsors from the Business sector who supplied health promotional tokens such as tooth paste, tooth brushes, mouth wash, deodorants, hand sanitizers and refreshments. We also would like to mention the support received from Wayne Redhead (Waggy T Rentals) who supported through the provision and errection of a Tent. Also, mention must be made of the Marketing and National Importing Board for the supplying of refreshments.
Overall, the Health Fair is dubbed a surprise of a success by all who attended; its objectives were met in that a total of thirty four (34) boys received Medical screening, seven (7) received prescriptions and seven (7) were referred to receive specialist attention.
Indeed we are indebted and are very grateful to all who made this health fair a tremendous success.
We say a special thank you to:
- Dr. Laurie Frederick
- Dr. Deon Forrester
- Director of Nursing Services and Nurses (Maloney, Cambridge, Grey & Duncan)
- Huggins Pharmaceutical
- Marketing and National Importing Board
- Bryden and Minors Pharmaceutical
- Get Well Pharmacy
- Grenada Pharmacy
- Faith Bakery Woburn
- Gittens Pharmaceutical
- Waggy T Rentals
- Police Welfare Association
- Principals and Teachers of the schools involved, whose contribution was instrumental in the success of the Health Fair