A team from the Rouse Foundation in Carlton, Georgia visited Nevis to see patients with heart issues and other related matters.
The team led by Dr. Charlie Rouse a Board-Certified Cardiologist along with his wife Dr. Deirdre Rouse – Gerontologist and Ms. Ursula Phillip – Executive Director of the Rouse Foundation held its final screening on Saturday October 26th, 2019 at the Disaster Management Department at Long Point.
19 persons were screened by clinical professionals. Services offered were: BMI, Blood Pressure, Glucose and Cholesterol Checks as well as a free individual consultation with the Cardiologist.
The VONNewsline spoke to Dr. Charlie Rouse after the screening.
This initiative was made possible by the Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration. The group of three (3) began seeing patients from Thursday October 24th, 2019.
Dr. Rouse also spoke about some the changes he would like to see from the public at large in trying to curb Circulatory Disorders which could lead to Heart Attacks and Stokes that is currently affecting 1/3 of the population.
Cardiologist, Dr. Charlie Rouse.
Other activities included: a Mini Chef Academy with the students and parents of the Elizabeth Pemberton Primary School and the Joycelyn Liburd Primary School on Thursday evening (October 24th).
On October 25th, 2019, Cardiac Screening was conducted at the Alexandra Hospital as well as a Workshop for workers of the Flamboyant Nursing Home, Community Health Nurses and Social Services Senior Division.