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Adventist women missionaries show love for Homestead

Wards of the state are among those for whom just seeing a dentist can sometimes mean hours, days, or as much as weeks of waiting to see a professional in the public healthcare system

“When you use the clinic they will tell you ‘I can only take five girls at a time’,” explained Renea Irving, assistant manager at the Homestead Place of Safety for Girls in Stony Hill, St Andrew. “And you can only come on a Monday or a Tuesday. So they give you one day per week, and sometimes when you go and there are emergencies there, you can’t be seen,” she continued

This need formed part of the basis for the intervention of the Women’s Ministries Department at the Andrews Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church, which recently, with the assistance of the Three Angels Pharmacy Mobile Clinic, brought dental services to the approximately 70, mainly, teenage girls who had their teeth examined and cleaned by professionals

Perhaps not many who are privileged stop to think about how difficult making a routine visit to a general practitioner or even a dentist can be, especially if you’re someone who can only depend on the State for these services.

Wards of the state are among those for whom just seeing a dentist can sometimes mean hours, days, or as much as weeks of waiting to see a professional in the public healthcare system

“When you use the clinic they will tell you ‘I can only take five girls at a time’,” explained Renea Irving, assistant manager at the Homestead Place of Safety for Girls in Stony Hill, St Andrew. “And you can only come on a Monday or a Tuesday. So they give you one day per week, and sometimes when you go and there are emergencies there, you can’t be seen,” she continued

This need formed part of the basis for the intervention of the Women’s Ministries Department at the Andrews Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church, which recently, with the assistance of the Three Angels Pharmacy Mobile Clinic, brought dental services to the approximately 70, mainly, teenage girls who had their teeth examined and cleaned by professionals.

“Beautiful,” was how Irving described the church’s initiative. “That is very beautiful because at least everybody is seen and they get their need filled. I was really pleased and appreciative of that service on that day.”

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