The annual Health Fair held by Saba University School of Medicine, Saturday morning received a healthy number of attendees. Organizers estimate that over 50 residents turned up for the event. The medical students’ organizing committee marshalled an impressive preparation for the six stations, which were manned by an estimated total of 180 medical students. The students worked in two shifts under the supervision of 10 faculty members, during the five hours of service.
Each participant was greeted at the welcoming and registration station where the whole process was explained to them. Once registered, participants were entered in a gift cards raffle. Health informational brochures were made available by the AIDS Support Group Foundation for perusal while waiting at the different stations. Each visitor was escorted by a designated medical student through the completion of the customized health check. Children were under student supervision during the parents’ tests and the elderly were tended to. Cold beverages and healthy fruit snacks were made available outside for those participants who had fasted before the blood tests. The second station was the medical history station, followed by the blood glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides station. The electrocardiography was the fourth station followed by the breath measurement station. The sixth station was for personal patient advice and recommendation. An elderly participant expressed her gratitude for the students’ attention and her admiration for the dedication shown by students and faculty to give back to their hosting community.
Source: “The Daily Herald” 2012-06-25