Specialized medical care was provided by a 12-member team at the company’s fourth Annual Health Fair held over the past weekend where over 300 workers of Aurora Gold Mines Inc. at Camp Aurora in Region Seven (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) had the benefitted.
Dr Mahendranauth Raghunauth who is AGM’s Senior Medical Officer said the Health Fair catered not only for AGM’s workers but also for contractors who were on site who took advantage the opportunity presented. Later this month, the same team which included Ministry of Health and private medical officials is scheduled to host another Health Fair on the island of Caria Caria close to its Buck Hall location in the Essequibo River. Other communities expected to benefit from the outreach are Great Troolie Island, Hogg Island and other islands in the area.
At Aurora’s Health Fair, four-members of the Cheddi Jagan Dental Clinic and dental personnel from Region Seven, headed by Dr. Collin Waterman, a dental surgeon took care of the dental needs of 106 workers in terms of extraction, filling and cleaning. The two-member team from the Voluntary Counselling and Testing Unit of the National Aids Programme Secretariat conducted 104 tests for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B.
Last Sunday AGM Medical Centre also launched the registration of their “Six-month Biggest Loser Competition” for male and female competitors. The competition is measured by the percentage of body weight loss, and will commence on Monday, May 5 at the Medical Centre.
A 50-inch flat screen television, a smart phone and a tablet are prizes to be won.
The past weekend’s activities were held to mark Occupational Health and Safety Month.