2012 Episode

Monday 7th – Sunday 11th May, 2012

Health Week 2012 was held in collaboration with the National Youth Service Community Development Services and other neighborhood hospitals like MediServices Hospital and their medical personnel.

The week offered a comprehensive basket of customized tests as well as consultation and advice, ensuring the people not only know about what they need to do in order to address the risks they face; but also to have detailed medical advice on current health status, present complaints, medical history, lifestyle & living, habits and stress levels.

There were series of height and weight measurements, physical examination consultations and advice were given by consultant physicians, gynecologists, cardiac consultants, ophthalmologists etc.There was also health counseling on nutrition, exercise as well as active stress reduction, including detailed discussion and explanation of all the findings and additional time for personal advice and care.

MONDAY, 7TH MAY 2012

At 11:30 am, thirteen (13) medical personnel arrived at the church premises to commence the first day of the medical check up. Their team included four (4) doctors, three (3) pharmacists, one (1) nursing matron, three (3) examination specialists and two (2) registration clerks. By 12 noon, registration of patients started in due course. Fifty-two (52) patients were registered. Available  were seven (7) check stands:

  • Height Measurement Check Stand
  • Weight Measurement Check Stand
  • Temperature Measurement Check Stand
  • Blood Glucose Level Check Stand
  • Body Mass Check Stand
  • Physician Stand
  • Pharmacist Stands

Every patient was strictly advised to go through all of these checks in order to achieve ultimate result. If the patient has been checked by the height measurement specialist for their fitness assessment, he goes to the weight measurement specialist to be checked which helps them to monitor  their body fat or muscle mass changes, or monitor their hydration level, and then moves to the body temperature stand to detect fever and hypothermia in individuals that have suffered exposure to excess cold and exposure to excess heat.  The next stand is the blood glucose level stand which is also known as blood sugar level. At this stage, the patient is diagnosed on his sugar level content which helps reduce their risk of having long-term complications from diabetes. The next stand is the body mass check stand where the patient is checked for body fat based on his height and weight thereby helping to control one’s weight and assessing the risk in the body fat.

The next stand is the physician’s stand. This involves the preventive cardiologist, preventive gynecologist and preventive medicinal specialist. At this stand, they evaluate the patient’s risk on cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, asthmatic infections and other respiratory infections, high sugar level, malaria and typhoid, gynaecomastia, skin infections and excretory infections. After the diagnosis, the physicians prescribe drugs to the patients.

At the pharmacist stand, the prescribed drugs are administered to the patients.

Lunch was served to the medical personnel at 3 pm during the one-hour break.

By 4 pm, they resume back to work with the medical check up in the same steps as explained above. Twenty-five (25) mosquito nets were given to patients that were diagnosed of malaria and typhoid. At the end of the day, only fifty-nine (59) patients were registered and fully attended to. The medical check up ended by 5 pm.

TUESDAY, 8TH MAY 2012

Fifteen (15) medical practitioners were available to commence the second day of the free medical check up. They included five (5) doctors, four (4) pharmacists, one (1) matron nurse, three (3) examination specialists and two (2) registration clerks. Registration commenced at 12 noon. Check-ups involved the same procedures followed the previous day. Thirty-eight (38) mosquito nets were given to patients that were diagnosed with malaria and typhoid. Prescribed drugs by the physicians were also administered to them by the pharmacists. One hundred and one (101) patients were registered and attended to . The medical check up ended by 5 pm.

WEDNESDAY, 9TH MAY 2012

Four (4) doctors, three (3) pharmacists, one (1) nursing matron, four (4) examination specialists and two(2) registration clerks were present to commence the third day of the health week. Registration of all the patients commenced by 12.10 pm. Same procedures as like the days before were followed for check-up. Thirty-nine (39) mosquito nets were given to patients who were diagnosed of malaria and typhoid.  Prescribed drugs by the physicians were also administered to the patients by the pharmacists. Ninety five (95) patients were registered and attended to. The medical check up ended at 5 pm.

THURSDAY, 10TH MAY 2012

Five (5) doctors, four (4) pharmacists, one (1) ophthalmologist, one (1) nursing matron, three (3) examination specialists and two (2) registration clerks were available on the fourth day of the 2012 health week. Registration of all the patients commenced by 12 noon. Eight (8) stands were made available today; the Ophthalmologist Stand was added. After the body mass check, the patient is diagnosed on advanced ophthalmologist tests. The job of the ophthalmologist involves diagnosis and treatments of different kinds of eye diseases. After the diagnosis, the ophthalmologist prescribes drugs for correction of eye defects and also preventing further damage of the retina. At the end of the day, twenty-five (25) mosquito nets were given to patients who were diagnosed of malaria. Prescribed drugs by the physicians were also administered to the patients by the pharmacists. One Hundred and forty-six (146) patients were registered and attended to. The medical check up ended at 5 pm.

FRIDAY, 11TH MAY 2012

Six (6) doctors, four (4) pharmacists, one (1) ophthalmologist, one (1) nursing matron, five (4) examination specialists and two (2) registration clerks were present for the fourth and final day of the health week. Registration of all the patients commenced by 12 noon. Eight (8) stands were also made available, including the Ophthalmologist stand.

Check-ups and tests were conducted in the usual order, as done the previous days. Thirty-five (35) mosquito nets were given to patients who were diagnosed of malaria and typhoid.  Prescribed drugs by the physicians were also administered to the patients by the pharmacists. Two hundred and ninety nine (209) patients were registered and attended to. The medical check up ended at 5 pm.

Health Week 2012

Health Week 2012

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And so the 2012 episode of the Free Health Week came to an end, 613 patients were registered and fully attended to.

Make it a date with us again as we celebrate our Pastor’s birthday and commence with Health Week 2013 at the Dominion Faith International Church, 6th to 12th, 2013.

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