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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Water and Sewage Company (WASCO) has joint forces with the Ministry of Health and Wellness with the aim of creating a Healthier Nation.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness along with other health and safety agencies took their services to WASCO’s premises on Wednesday 17th October as part of WASCO’s second annual health fair. Some of the services included; dental, HIV, Diabetic, vision, gynecologist services among others. Family Life Educator, Janelle Alexander-Dupre said when persons are reluctant to visit their doctors, one must find innovative ways to get the doctors to the people, if the Ministry is to accomplish its goals.
“Every day we don’t get the opportunity to go see our doctors, our nurses and we at the Ministry are able to come to the workplaces and get in touch with the individuals, getting them to get all their screening done and getting to know what their numbers are and what would be the next steps if anything unfortunately that we find something wrong with them.”
Meanwhile, Occupational Health & Safety officer Malvia Hippolyte said, it was pleasing to see the level participation.
“So far it’s been very good the employees are taking the imitative and going to the different booths without us prompting them, they seem to be very receptive of what we’ve put together for them here today. We also have people from the public as they enter the customer service department they too are actually taking part in the health fair.”
The Water & Sewage Company implemented creative ways of motivating staff to partake in the health fair.
“We gave them a health and safety passport and with each passport there is a section for each agent we have here, and when they visit each agent they would receive a sticker which represents that they were present and at the end of the day we would have a raffle and will enjoy a grand price.”
Hippolyte added, that a healthy workforce is important to the organization as it seeks to achieve its mission.