The Guyana Watch team continued their medical outreach clinic at the Timehri Primary School yesterday, where scores of residents from the community flocked the school’s compound.
A total of 442 residents received free medical care at the clinic.
President of Guyana Watch, Tony Yassin, expressed satisfaction with the large turnout and the tireless work of the visiting team.
He stressed that medical education is vital to the improvement of health care in Guyana, and remarked, “Guyana Watch seeks not only to treat Guyanese, but also educate them on preventing diseases and illnesses.”
He said that the medical staff is dedicated to teaching patients about their illnesses, so they can better understand and manage their respective conditions.
The physicians related that the most prevalent cases among adults included diabetes, hypertension and arthritis.
At least one third of the adults were suffering from hypertension.
Partha Chatergee, a pediatrician for the last 20 years, noted that most children in the community were suffering from rashes, cold and fever.
He said that these illnesses among children can be prevented by cleanliness within their environment.
Chiran Reddy and Apurva Dave, both dentists for more than 20 years, provided dental care for 78 persons yesterday.
Reddy said that at least half of the dental patients required tooth extractions, and this he explained,
was due to improper care of their teeth. He noted that added to ample dental supplies, each patient received knowledge on how to care their teeth.
Saurabh Mehta, a pharmacist for 24 years, said that the residents received at least one month’s supply of medication for diabetes and hypertension.
Most residents were thankful for the quality of medical service they received.
One 71-year-old patient, Clifton Mohamed, was pleased when he received medical knowledge concerning a slight swelling on his temple.
Dr. Jessica Lynn Young diagnosed the patient with temporal arthritis.
To his surprise, Mohamed said, “I never knew it was so serious, I happy I come to Guyana Watch for this check-up, because it could have gotten worse, and I wouldn’t have gone to the hospital. Is only because this hospital come to me.”
The team is scheduled to conduct a clinic at the Rose Hall Primary School.
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