…sees 3456 patients in one weekThe Guyana Watch medical team wrapped up its 20th mission yesterday at the Belle West Primary School West Bank Demerara with eight clinics around the country and the medical team attended to more than 3,000 patients.The visiting medical team has 10 medical doctors, 15 support staff, three dentists and one pharmacist.Even though the team has been in the field for one week, the members were no less energetic and involved in their work yesterday, than they were on their first day here.The response from the public this year has been excellent. Thanks to a diligent team of medical doctors and volunteers, they were more than able to meet the demands.Mr.Tony Yassin said that the team attended to 3456 patients,Jerseys NFL China
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, the team offered its support and medical advice to Guyanese around the country.The doctors and the support staff visited eight orphanages, Patentia Secondary School, Timehri Primary School and St. Cuthbert’s Mission Secondary School, Tain Primary School, Bath Settlement Primary School, Leonora Primary School and the Bella West Primary School.According to the doctors, they saw the largest crowd at the Leonora Primary School, while the least was seen at St. Cuthbert’s Mission.At Leonora Primary School, 598 patients including 135 children saw the doctors. Out of that, 106 visited the dentist.St. Cuthbert’s Mission attracted a total of 411 patients, 118 of whom visited the dentist and 116 saw the paediatrician while 116 were registered as adults.Dr. Kevin McCabe,Wholesale Jerseys China
, a general doctor said that the people in St. Cuthbert’s Mission are the healthiest set of people as compared to those closer to the city. “The people there are healthy and that is because they don’t have cars and so, they just walk if they need to go somewhere and they grow their own food which is a healthy life style.“And because of that you don’t find people with a lot of pains or cholesterol or the other sickness as compared to people closer to Georgetown. You would only find a few persons with high-blood pressure or with the flu,” McCabe said.Yesterday, after experiencing the services offered by the Guyana Watch team, persons were requesting that the team visits Guyana twice per year. Mr. Yassin said that attempts could be made to bring the doctors here twice a year but it will be a difficult and demanding task.He is advising patients to visit their health centres and do regular check-ups to ensure a healthy life style since many persons who visited the clinic during the week are “careless” with their health.According to a patient, Sulchan Bacchus,Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys
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, while he only waited for 10 minutes to see a doctor from the visiting team.Another patient, Sabina Bulchan said that every year she visits the doctors that come with the team because they offer good medications that help her ailments.Patients were highly grateful to the team for the medical advice, treatment and medication they received.Some of the doctors told Kaieteur News that they realized that people in Guyana are not taking their health seriously. Many of the diabetic patients visited the clinic and when the doctors questioned them on when last they took their medicine, many of them responded in the negative because they forgot.The medical team would be leaving the country today and will be back next year. Last night the visiting medical mission was feted at a dinner hosted by New Thriving Restaurant.