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Less-fortunate HIV patients in Saint Lucia get Lions Club assistance (+video)

By Ministry of Health and Wellness

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The Lions Club of Castries recently made a donation of food hampers to the Infectious Diseases Unit of the Department of Health and Wellness.

The food hampers will be distributed to persons living with HIV who are less fortunate.

Acting Senior Medical Officer in the Infectious Diseases Unit, Dr. Gail Gajadhar, expressed gratitude to the Lions Club of Castries for the support of care and compassion.

“This will allow persons who are living with HIV, who attend our clinics and most in need, to get some assistance, whether it be some food. It was food baskets that were there to allow them at the beginning of the first quarter to have something. I know that at the end of 2018, there were some donations that did come to the Sexual Reproductive Health Clinic. So, it has been almost three months since then, so it might be a timely opportunity for persons who are in need to get more assistance at this time.”

Dr. Gajadhar said it is hoped that more organisations will continue to provide generous contributions to HIV patients.

“I am very grateful for persons who are part of groups or even individually, do donate of their time and efforts to persons who are in need. Anybody who is willing and able out there and who would like to assist, we would welcome the assistance, because there are persons in need; there is only so much help we ourselves can offer through government services so anything additional that persons are willing to offer, we would welcome it.”

A total of 12 food hampers were donated to the Infectious Diseases Unit. SEE VIDEO BELOW

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