Staff from the Cook Islands Red Cross were kept busy on Thursday replenishing Rarotonga’s blood stocks with another round of blood donations from some of their registered donors.
The Cook Islands benefits from visiting medical specialists, most recently the New Zealand eye team made up of optometrists, who carry out eyesight testing and treatment, and ophthalmologists, eye doctors who perform delicate cataract surgery to replace a patient’s cloudy lens.
A group of chiropractors from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic is on Rarotonga running free spinal health checks and chiropractic care until July 7.
The dedication of Rarotonga’s new mobile health clinic bus took place at Constitution Park yesterday morning, attended by distinguished guests from both here in the Cook Islands and from New Zealand, including health minister Nandi Glassie and New Zealand High Commissioner Peter Marshall.
Rarotonga’s long-awaited mobile health clinic bus, delivered to the Cook Islands earlier this month courtesy of the Masterton South Rotary Club in New Zealand, was blessed and dedicated in a ceremony held at Constitution Park in Avarua yesterday.
A three-day workshop on domestic violence last week helped participants to understand the different forms of abuse victims can be subjected to in a domestic setting.