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  • Fifteen hundred residents of Hanover and Trelawny are expected to benefit from free medical care through the Los Angeles (L.A.)-based Caribbean Health Outreach Mission (CHOM).
  • President of the CHOM, Hope Miller Bodden informed that in addition to providing treatment, the L.A.-based team would also distribute medication free of cost to the patients.
  • Mrs. Miller Bolden commended the health mission for volunteering their services over the years.

Fifteen hundred residents of Hanover and Trelawny are expected to benefit from free medical care through the Los Angeles (L.A.)-based Caribbean Health Outreach Mission (CHOM).

A delegation of 25 medical practitioners, nurses and volunteers will arrive on the island on Sunday, May 25 and remain until Tuesday, June 3 to participate in a weeklong health mission, which is now in its 13th year.

President of the CHOM, Hope Miller Bodden informed that in addition to providing treatment, the L.A.-based team would also distribute medication free of cost to the patients.

Mrs. Miller Bodden, who was addressing the CHOM’s 12th Annual Fundraising brunch at the Lawndale Community Center in California on Sunday, March 2, told the guests that the mission has served over 14,000 patients in communities in Hanover and South Trelawny since its inception.

“It is estimated that during that period, approximately US$100,000 worth of medical supplies and services have been donated,” she said.

Mrs. Miller Bolden commended the health mission for volunteering their services over the years. She said that the medical team comprises some of the finest physicians, nurses and volunteers.

She said that the health mission is in partnership with the Western Regional Health Authority and is sponsored by the Hopewell Jaycees, the Kiwanis Club of Hopewell, the Round Hill and Tryall Hotels.  Proceeds from the brunch will go towards providing funds for the health mission.