The Cheddi Jagan International Airport partnered with the Chronic Diseases Unit, Ministry of Health to conduct a health talk and breast cancer screening for the employees, in observance of breast Cancer Awareness month.
The employees were seen by Dr. Martin Campbell and his team. The screening conducted were breast examination and Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA).
CEO, Mr. Ramesh Ghir, applauded the staff for taking such a bold step in participating in this activity.
He said, “We are reminded this time every year, of the struggles felt by many fighting this form of cancer. The employees of the airport are our most important asset and their health and wellbeing are of paramount importance. This is why we have partnered with the Chronic Diseases Unit, Ministry of Health, to play our part in ensuring the health and safety of our staff.”
He also thanked Dr. Campbell and his team for graciously facilitating CJIA’ s request.
In he meantime, Quality Control Officer, Esther Inniss, said she would like to take this opportunity to thank CJIA for making it possible for the staff to participate in the breast cancer screening.
She added that: “I did the VIA and the nurses were very professionals. They made me feel comfortable during the screening processes.”
Shiann Bowman said, “I’m always scared to go to the doctor but having my work mates around me really motivated me to do the VIA. I was nervous at first but I felt good after just knowing that nothing was detected.” Awareness surrounding breast cancer is incredibly important as early detection, often through screening, can catch the disease when it is most treatable.