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  • Scores of residents of Paul Mountain in rural St. Catherine have benefited from a free health fair.
  • Children and adults recently gathered on the grounds of the Paul Mountain Primary School, where they received medical and dental checks and were provided with general health information.

Scores of residents of Paul Mountain in rural St. Catherine have benefited from a free health fair.

Children and adults recently gathered on the grounds of the Paul Mountain Primary School, where they received medical and dental checks and were provided with general health information.

Principal of the institution, Vanderline Wilson, said that the health fair was staged in observance of Parent Month.

She commended the support from Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for the area, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, in making the day’s activities a success.

“The Paul Mountain School family appreciates his tangible effort in the day’s proceedings. This has been a health fair with a difference, because of the different health personnel and the quality of service provided,” she said.

Mrs. Wilson said she was pleased to see the children and adults coming out to access the various services. “It was a satisfying experience,” she noted.

She expressed gratitude to the medical teams, and representatives from the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Kitson Town Health Centre, the police, and other agencies and groups that made the event possible.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Paul Mountain Primary School Board, Michael Archer, said this year’s health fair was the best to date and urged residents to collaborate for the development of the community.

Community member, Queenie Bromfield, expressed pleasure at the staging of the health fair, noting that it enabled residents to receive well-needed medical services.