The Punta Gorda Methodist School was the venue for a broad-spectrum free health center. The clinic was provided by the US Military Mission – New Horizon, where a team of US and Canadian medical professionals conducted general services such as pediatrics, dermatology, optometry, women’s health and dentistry. The group was at the PG Methodist School on Monday and Tuesday, where they saw over 800 patients on each day. We spoke with one man who brought his son to the clinic, to receive dental care.
I brought my youngest son. I brought him here because at present we don’t have a private clinic. I believe he could get good service, so I brought him here. If such an operation continues so that the people from PG could get the service they need down here, [it would] definitely benefit our community. I guess the people appreciate it a lot.
The group just wrapped up another two day session at the San Pedro Columbia School. They now head to the Stann Creek District. Persons interested in attending the clinic can do so on April 14th to 16th at the Independence Primary School or on 17th and 18th at the Holy Angels Primary School. Meanwhile, residents in Orange Walk cannot look out for the team on 15th to the 17th at the Guinea Grass School or at the San Pablo RC School on 18th to the 20th or at the San Felipe School on the 22nd to the 25th. All clinic start at 8am to 4pm.