Community Health Outreach In the East

A community health outreach programme will be held this weekend (March 26th and March 27th) at the Belle Garden Multipurpose Facility from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Residents of Belle Garden and environs are encouraged to get their health checked.

The outreach programme was organised by the Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association (T&TMA) in partnership with the Division of Health, Wellness and Social Protection.

Chairperson of the Tobago Branch, T&TMA, Dr. Rachel Spann, indicated medical consultations will be available for both adults and children during the event.

We’ll also be having wellness checks for blood pressure, sugar, height and weight; and we’ll also be having dieticians there, so people who are having issues with high blood pressure, having issues with their sugar, or just want to eat healthier in general, the dieticians will be there to offer advice; and a gynecology booth,” she said.

Health Secretary Dr. Faith B.Yisrael, who is also the area representative for Belle Garden/Glamorgan, said: “I’m encouraging everyone to come out. If you have any health-related question, come out, ask your question, and get the medical advice from our professionals. Let’s be healthy.”

Both women were recent guests on Tobago Updates. Dr. Spann indicated that some persons were not going for their checkups since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

What this health outreach aims to do is, bring health to people. So those people who are scared to come to the hospitals, come to the health centres, those who may not be able to travel so far because Scarborough General Hospital is further than the Belle Garden [Multipurpose Facility]. It’s closer for them.”

She said the outreach programme helps in creating a healthier community and by extension, a healthier Tobago.

Secretary for the Division of Health, Wellness and Social Protection Dr. Faith B.Yisreal.
Dr. Rachel Spann, Chairperson of the Tobago Branch, Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association (2022).