Ministry of Public Health hosts health fair for police force
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) benefitted from health outreach hosted by the Public Health Ministry today. The event which was held at the Guyana Police Officers Training Centre saw a huge turn out from the ranks.
Services such as blood testing, dental checkups, vaccination, BMI tests, nutritional advice, mental counselling, HIV testing and blood count were conducted by the Ministry of Public Health personnel.
According to Police Welfare Officer, Jewel Sullivan, the initiative is a vital one for the ranks well-being.
“The health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance to the administration of the Guyana Police Force and so today we saw it fit to have this health fair for our ranks and their immediate relatives.”
This medical fair forms part of the ministry’s focus to ensure all Guyanese have access to quality health care. Also, it is part of the ministry’s health promotion strategy to advertise and promote health services on all fronts by collaborating with other ministries, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and private bodies to host health fairs throughout Guyana.
By: Kimberley Ferreira.
Images: Jules Gibson.