Residents and anyone in the eastern districts are invited to take part in a health screening event on Saturday 2nd December. Organised by the Rotary and Lions Clubs, this free-to-attend community health screening will take place at the East End United Church Hall, from 10-12 noon. Attendees can get their blood pressure, blood glucose, PSA (prostrate screening for men) and BMIs checked and will receive mouth cancer screenings and FIT (stool screening) kits.
This event is being organised in partnership with lots of local community service, nonprofit organisations, as well as representatives from all three hospitals – George Town, Doctors Hospital and Health City. There will be three doctors in attendance and organisers say it will be a great chance for attendees to get screened, hear doctors talk, and have a chance to speak directly to a doctor if they have a question. In particular, doctors will talk about colon and other cancers and will also provide free information on how to quit smoking/vaping.
It will be a rare opportunity for residents in the Eastern districts to attend an event of this kind because most health screening and education events are held in George Town, organisers said.
Attendees will certainly not be able to miss the location of the event, as there will be a 20 ft long, 10 ft high, giant inflatable colon outside, next to the church hall, to garner some attention on the topic of colon cancer and the need for colonoscopy screenings.
MPs Isaac Rankine and Heather Bodden have both committed to attending to show their support and Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Gent, and Health Minister Sabrina Turner have both been invited to attend as well.
East End residents are being urged to attend this very important event to help them equip themselves with vital knowledge that can only benefit their health.