Free cervical cancer screening will be provided later this month through collaboration between the Ministry of Health and Jhpiego and Omni Med, USA with results given immediately and if treatment is needed this would be rendered also. According to a brief release, the screening would be done through the use of Visual Inspection with Acetic (VIA) and the Single Visit Approach during the week of October 12 to 16.
Organisers are asking for women from all areas to dial 643-0360 and 646-1463 and schedule appointments for screening which would be done between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm. While it is preferred that calls are made so schedule appointment, to cut down on waiting time, persons who walk in without appointments would not be turned away.
Screening would be done at the maternity ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital, Campbellville Health Centre and the South Road Health Centre.