Mobile clinic expeditions end this academic year with a visit to the Marathasa valley
Social responsibility is fundamental to the Medical School and is demonstrated in many ways, one of which being the mobile clinic expeditions. After one and a half years of inactivity due to the COVID pandemic, the mobile clinic took to the road again this academic year, visiting rural areas including Lythrodontas, Geri, Kyperounta and Kalopanayiotis, and offering free diagnostic examinations to more than 250 people.
The last expedition took place on Sunday, 15 May 2022 at Kalopanayiotis village in the Marathasa region, a beautiful and fertile valley in the Troodos mountains.
A team of 16 student volunteers, under the guidance of Drs Andrea Charalambous and Konstantina Karantanou, performed blood pressure measurements on more than 40 people from Kalopanayiotis and surrounding communities. Our students gained invaluable experience while at the same time enjoying the hospitality offered by the local community council.
Following the tests, the team was given a tour of several attractions of the area including the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Lambadistis, a UNESCO cultural heritage site, and the nature trail leading to the sulphur springs and the Venetian bridge.We would like to thank all of our student and doctors who volunteered for the expeditions of 2021-2022. We would also like to thank Mr Giannos Maratheftis and Ms Hero Ploutarchou from Kalopanayiotis Community Council for their hospitality and guidance during our last expedition.