Spanish Town benefits from health fair
Seventeen doctors and nurses from the New York-based African Cultural Exchange, headed by Dr Reginald Hughes, volunteered their services to provide free health checks for more than 300 residents of De La Vega City and surrounding communities in Spanish Town, St Catherine, last Friday.
Held on the grounds of the Lighthouse Assembly Church of God , the Jamaica Health and Wellness Fair was initiated by Bishop Rohan Edwards, who said this is part of their effort to transform Spanish Town as well as the entire island.
"We have been working accidously to rebuild Spanish Town and we have managed to reach at a stage where violence has been reduced and we are seeing a level of calm in the communities. We wanted to take it further so we invited these health professionals from New York, along with local medics, and we are targeting these communities for two days," he said.
Hughes, who was visiting the island for the first time, said that he and his team were happy to have offered their services to the people of Jamaica.
"From what I have seen, it is obvious that a lot of persons have difficulties to find the funds to visit a doctor or to even get medication, and as a result their health is deteriorating. We are really happy that we could make a difference in Jamaica," he said.