Patients, nurses, doctors and support staff of the Edgar Cochrane Polyclinic had a special visit this morning when the wife of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, paid a courtesy call to the Wildey, St Michael clinic.
Lady Kenyatta, accompanied by Minister of Information Lucille Moe, spent a short time touring the facilities, interacted with health care providers and greeted patients, including baby Aamir Howell-Jackman whom she held.
Senior Health Sister Fay Denny, Medical Officer of Health assigned to the Polyclinic Dr Barry Ward, and Senior Medical Officer responsible for polyclinics, Dr Karen Broome, also participated in the tour.
The First Lady and President Kenyatta arrived at the Grantley International Airport (GAIA), on Tuesday to begin a three-day official visit.
Following the visit, Denny told members of the media that the number of people utilising the services at the Polyclinic had increased.
“We have been going through our economic difficulties and we saw lots more patients coming to the clinic and utilising the services, especially now that we have the 24-hour clinic,” Denny said. (AH)