Approximately 210 athletes of Kingston College (KC) recently received medical attention during the KC Old Boys Annual Health Fair held on November 12. The Health Fair was held at the school's Melbourne campus.
The Fair which is aimed at providing medical screening for athletes, saw young men who represent the school in: basketball, track and field, football, cricket, table tennis, hockey and rugby; receiving medical care.
"Our aim is to ensure that all athletes have a medical done to assess their fitness level and ascertain if there are any underlying medical conditions that may manifest under strenuous training," Dr. Ray Fraser, President of the KC Old Boys Association said.
Dr. Fraser who is the also the Senior Medical Officer at the Annotto Bay Hospital, brought a team of medical volunteers including nurses, medical technologists and doctors to assist with providing medical services. The team was also assisted by the Shipping Association of Jamaica which provided the use of its Mobile Clinic for the day.
The boys received general medical check-ups, physical examinations and blood screening. Dr. Fraser noted that boys who were found to have underlying conditions, were sent to medical specialists who are old boys of the school.
He further pointed out that the Old Boys Association also undertook to provide requisite medication for the athletes.
Dr. Fraser added that the Health Fair will continue in the years to come, as the Old Boys Association's aim is to ensure that all athletes representing the school receive the best medical care.