Cyprus Mail

St George’s mobile clinic visits villages

TRAINEE doctors from St George’s Medical School at the University of Nicosia hopped on to a mobile clinic to check up on elderly people in the Troodos mountain range. 

The expedition to Kampos and Tsakistra marked the inaugural trip of the school’s mobile clinic, part of its outreach programme.

A team of seven students, guided by their clinical faculty, carried out blood pressure, glucose and spirometry (measuring of breath) tests for the elderly population of the villages.

In Tsakistra, the mobile clinic parked outside the main coffee shop where examinations took place.

According to a press release, the event was a success, leaving village inhabitants pleased, while the students gained invaluable experience.

Steven Perry, a student enrolled at the medical school and due to graduate in 2016, said: “It was a great experience, everyone we saw was very appreciative of what we were doing… I liked the fact that we were able to do something that although was very basic for us, like blood pressure measurements, glucose readings, spirometry, but for those people it meant a lot.”

Another student, Amy Leshner, added: “The people seemed very happy to have us there, they were very welcoming and we were offered home-made sweets. Overall it was a special experience being there and it gave us a chance to practise both our clinical and communication skills.”

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