In Jamaica, Mobile Clinic Celebrates Community Impact After One Year

One year after launching its community mobile clinic on March 30, 2017, the Three Angels Pharmacy celebrated its first anniversary with a free health fair.

The celebration, which was geared towards giving thanks to God, volunteers, sponsors and well wishers, was held at the pharmacy’s location on Caledonia Road in Mandeville, Jamaica.

Owner of Three Angels Pharmacy Rohan McNellie is more than happy with the activities of the past year. He is encouraging other business owners to get involved in community activities as he believes it is a win-win for everyone.

Joseph Watson (right) gets his blood pressure test from retired nurse Leonie Williams during the Three Angels Pharmacy Mobile Clinic first anniversary celebrations in Mandeville March 29, 2018. Image by Nigel Coke

“The mobile clinic is a national initiative, which is non-discriminatory in that we will reach out to anyone regardless of their genders, race, ethnicity, religion and political divide. It’s about helping people and meeting their health needs and I am very happy with what we have achieved so far,” said McNellie.

McNellie has seen people’s lives transformed first hand.

“When I go out with the team knowing that what I am going about is ministering to the needs of people without putting any money in my pocket, it is a great feeling,” said McNellie. “I have seen lives change physically, mentally and spiritually. Just today during the celebrations a lady walked up to me to say that she appreciates what is being done and she would like to attend church and get baptized without anyone introducing Christ or scriptures to her.”

During last week’s activities, 106 persons were registered and got free health checks covering, dental and medical examinations including ECG and BMI tests. An additional 60 persons got free pap smear or prostate screening courtesy of National Health Fund.

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