President Savarin commends VOSH & Rotary Club

first_img Sharing is caring! 243 Views   no discussions Share Share President Charles Savarin and First lady Clara Savarin meeting a VOSH team memberPresident of the Commonwealth of Dominica Charles A. Savarin has praised a US based team for providing free eye care services to nationals.The Volunteer Optometry Services for Humanity (VOSH) team in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Dominica have been providing free eye clinics around the island this week as part of its annual vision program.The President and First Lady Clara Savarin visited one of the eye clinics at the Goodwill Parish Hall in Roseau on Thursday 22 January 2015.“This annual visit by the VOSH team in collaboration with the Rotary Club is a tremendous community service that is being arranged in a very vital area of the health of the people of Dominica,” The President said.Mr Savarin, who informed that his second visit to the VOSH Eye Clinic as President, said he is amazed by the number of people who come to be screened and receive medication.The President added that in discussions with the VOSH team leader Dr. Dan Wruble he learnt that many of the people who attend the VOSH clinics were referred by local doctors.President Savarin said this is important because the VOSH team needs to know the health condition of patients before any prescriptions can be given.“I think we have to express our appreciation, first of all to the Rotary Club who are the sponsors of this activity year after year, and the VOSH volunteers themselves who come to Dominica and elsewhere, I presume, to offer that service,” The President said.Meanwhile, president of the Rotary Club Marie Jose Edwards expressed thanks to The President and First Lady for visiting the clinic and for supporting the Club’s various activities and initiatives.“Today we just want to thank His Excellency for coming out and seeing what we have been doing”.“We know that we can rely on him and on his Office to assist us cause as you know voluntarily organizations cannot do it alone without the assistance of the private sector,” Ms Edwards stated.She also expressed gratitude to the VOSH team for its support and commitment to assisting Dominicans.VOSH is a non-governmental, non-sectarian, apolitical organization is dedicated to the provision of eye and vision care services for those who are below the poverty level and without access to local eye care.– / 23center_img LocalNews President Savarin commends VOSH & Rotary Club by: Dominica Vibes News – January 22, 2015 Share Tweetlast_img

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