JIS News

Scores of students of the Port Antonio Infant School in Portland were immunised at a health fair organised by the institution’s Guidance and Counselling Unit in collaboration with the Portland Health Department.
At the fair, held on the school grounds on May 14, parents also benefitted from health checks including blood sugar and blood pressure tests.
Speaking to JIS News, School principal, Myrlene Sinclair, said that the health fair was the result of careful and extensive planning by the guidance counsellors.
She commended the parents, members of staff and the participating agencies for the support and co-operation they provided in making the day’s activities a success.
Guidance and Counselling Education Officer at the Ministry of Education’s Port Antonio Regional Office, Marlene Williams, stated that the health fair was an excellent example, which could be emulated by other schools.
A number of parents and guardians, who spoke to JIS News, expressed pleasure at being able to participate in the event, and committed their full support for similar functions in the future.
Among the support agencies were Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, Carlong Book Limited, Colgate Palmolive Company, which mounted display booth at the health fair.

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