Black Bush residents benefit from medical outreach

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Hundreds of residents from the communities in Black Bush Polder benefited from a recent medical outreach held at the Yakasari, Primary School. Services ranging from dental, ophthalmology, and general medicine were available. The medical team included ten doctors and several medical personnel volunteers.

The ‘Save Abee’ Foundation’ organised the outreach in collaboration with ‘Restoring Paradise’. Also, over 200 wheelchairs were distributed along with medical and educational supplies. A mobile pharmacy was also on-site to provide medication to individuals who required.

International Chutney artiste Terry Gajraj, who spoke on behalf of the ‘Save Abee’ foundation, expressed satisfaction that the foundation was able to meet the needs of the residents. It was explained that the group was initially established to empower persons; providing access to education and computer literacy. However, it transitioned over time into other humanitarian work, such as providing free medical aid and community outreaches in the form of distribution of food, clothing and hampers to the less fortunate.

The founder of ‘Restoring Paradise’, Mahadeo Gobin, pledged to continue a similar exercise in the community and around the country. Gobin, an overseas-based Guyanese from the village of Yakasari, sees this as a way of giving back to his hometown.

This is the ninth year the foundation has been hosting outreaches in Guyana. Since then, they have taken the services to various parts of the country.