The Health Month activities in St. Paul will take a giant step forward this weekend with breast screenings and prostate tests. The area’s Parliamentary representative, E. P. Chet Greene announced that this Saturday screenings with Dr. Kezia Gardner will take place at the branch office in English Harbour while on Sunday Dr. Dwayne ‘Baba’ Thwaites will meet patients at the Liberta Sports Club building. Services on both days commence at 10:00 am.
Breasts screenings will be conducted by a team of medical doctors led by locals, Dr. Jerry Simon and Dr. Casim Williams, on both days. The clinics are part of the annual St. Paul’s Health Month events which last throughout the month of October. This year it is being celebrated under the theme, ‘Serious About My Health’. MP Greene is encouraging residents to take full advantage of the services in order to learn the health of their breasts and prostate.
“We continue to witness cases across our community of persons afflicted with breast or prostate cancers and even deaths. The intervention here is to heighten awareness and increased personal responsibility. Regular and timely medical checks can make all the difference. I implore my people to make full use of the services during our celebration of Health Month 2020,” he urged. The combining breast and prostate screenings is designed to encourage couples to travel together to either Liberta or English Harbour as a tangible demonstration of their commitment to being ‘serious about our health’