Ministry of Health takes time to relax, rejuvenate and refocus

Minister of Health Honourable Marcella Liburd and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick Martin look on at the Sports Day

St. Kitts, April 18, 2010 (SKNIS): In the midst of much health-related meetings, conferences and taking care of others, all in line with the National Health Plan; the staff of the Ministry of Health took some time to relax, rejuvenate and refocus at a Fun Day.

The day to unwind was held at the LIME Sporting Facility on Friday, April 9, as part of the commemoration of World Health Day 2010. Following through on the theme for World Health Day of “Urbanization and Health,” the Ministry of Health staff focused on the aspect of physical activity. As such, there was much fun and games as the activity enabled staff to distress from the life and death decisions that have to be made regularly on the job.

Games included lime and spoon, tug of war, baby race, needle and thread, wheel barrow along with drink and whine, just to name a few. Akin to the schools’ sporting events, the Health staff was divided into 5 teams of blue, green, red, gold and orange. The blue team, emerged as winner, second was red, while green followed in third. Gold and orange brought up the rear.

Health Officials and Staff take part in the Drink & Whine

Participants included officials, employees of the various health departments and units, hospitals and health centres as well as workers from the Department of Social Services.

The St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service was informed that the staff had a wonderful time, so much so, that they said they were anticipating another fun day. The Ministry of Health took the opportunity to thank officials from the Department of Sports for supporting and coordinating the fun day as well as the LIME Sports Club for the use of its facility and grounds.

The competition was mighty in the Tug-o-War

Race participants prepare for the Lime & Spoon

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