Medical Clinic To Start Soon For Residents Near Dumpsite
Even as residents of nearby communities continue to complain of the health risks posed by the Le Repentir dumpsite, one non-governmental organization has begun to take the residents concerns seriously by setting up a medical clinic in the area.
The clinic is being spearheaded by the Environmental Community Health Organization (ECHO) at no cost to the residents.
The clinic will also benefit from the expertise of a number of local medical practitioners.
Speaking with this newscast, Dr. Haydock Wilson said he has already volunteered his services to assist those residents who may have medical complaints. Dr.Wilson said that those persons are currently being screened and will be treated when it is established what are their conditions.
Highlighting some of the medical implications the dumpsite can have on residents, Dr.Wilson was quick to point out that the emissions from the landfill site can trigger serious respiratory illnesses such as asthma. He added that Elderly persons are more susceptible to develop such conditions.
And for those who have no medical complaints but are still at risks are being advised to take preventative measures. Dr.Wilson while noting that there is not much that can be done, until the dumpsite has been closed, said that proper ventilation is very important.
The medical clinic is being held at Elim Pentecostal church in North East Lapenitence.