Grenada Broadcasting Network

17th May 2022

  

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BMIs, breast exams, eyes and blood sugar exams are among services that were offered by the Grenada Patient Kidney Foundation, as they hosted a health fair on Thursday.

Hundreds of Grenadians took advantage of the free services provided at the Granby Street held event.

The Patient Kidney foundation says the idea for the Free Clinic was to show appreciation to the general public, who have been assisting through financial contributions, over the years.

President Marva Gilkes says they were pleased to be giving back to the community.

Involved also were the Food and National council, Cancer Society, pink ribbon, sickle cell and diabetic associations.

Lydia Browne, Executive Secretary of the GFNC, says focus should not only be placed on treatment but preventative measures also.

Dr Ryan Lendore, General Practitioner, also volunteered for the Thursday health fair.

His main concern is the increase in chronic diseases.

Member of the association, Ann Hopkin, says following the health fair, the information will be shared with the Ministry of Health.

Thursday’s health fair will be followed by an educational public forum on March 14th at the St Pauls community center and later followed by another St Patricks.

At present the foundation is assisting nineteen patients with dialysis, with three on the waiting list.

They anticipate the figure for those needing assistance will increase to 30 by end of year.

 

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