The BVI Diabetes Association received a call for help from Her Majesty’s Prison to screen the inmates for Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure.
While the screening was performed by a group of volunteers, led by Vice President Bennet Smith, there are substantial coasts associated for the testing material – too much to bear by the Association, who is depending on donations from the public.
One of the six focus areas of Rotary International is: Disease Prevention & Treatment. When the project came to the attention of the Rotarians, they quickly accepted the challenge and the project was financed jointly by the Rotary Club of Road Town and the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town.
A total of 45 persons were tested. According to VP Bennet the inmates were mostly young people in fairly good health, who appreciated the testing and behaved very pleasant. The prison’s nurse was in attendance at the Chapel and kept records. She noted that no new cases of Diabetes have been recorded since the testing performed about a year ago.
The BVI Diabetes Association expressed thanks and gratitude to the Rotarians for their fast response in assisting with this worthy project.