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SLBMC to stage paediatric clinic in Barbuda 

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The health needs of children on the sister isle will be attended to when a team from the Paediatric Department of the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre (SLBMC) travels to Barbuda next week.

The initiative is being welcomed with open arms by Nurse Carly Jones, who is based in Barbuda.

She explained during a recent media appearance that the clinic will provide relief to parents in Barbuda who cannot make more frequent visits to Antigua to access better care.

“It is very important for us because good health begins in early childhood. The earlier we are able to get persons on track with good health, following a good diet, is the better in the long-run, and for us, it’s very timely because our situation here in Barbuda, we don’t have a paediatrician here on island, so persons would have to travel to the mainland in order to see a paediatrician.

“So, parents are now saving that cost, saving that inconvenience trying to find the time to get to Antigua while trying to get an appointment, because the paediatricians are coming right to us and our children can be assessed and the necessary care given,” Nurse Jones explained.

The SLBMC Paediatric Department staged a paediatric clinic in Barbuda earlier this year which focused on the general health of the island’s children.

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