This was part of activities slated to climax Ghana’s republic day took place on July 1, 2016 at the Agric Park, near Mayera Junction.
The exercise which saw over 1,000 beneficiaries from within and outside the constituency included screening for Hepatitis B, Malaria, blood pressure check for Hypertension among others.
Specialists from the renowned hospitals in the region also provided expert services in Eye Care, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) as well as Breast Examination for women. The medical care also included the provision of drugs.
Paramount among the benefits was a sponsored registration of 400 children and adults onto the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Speaking at the event, the political activist who doubles as an entrepreneur expressed her excitement at the inclination of the people at seeking preventive health. She bemoaned the beneficiaries to develop a bigger sense of concern for their health-related issues, as she registered her willingness to continue to impact the lives of others.
“We need to ensure a healthy nation – within ourselves and around us. It is embedded in the popular saying that ‘a healthy nation is a wealthy nation’, it is important for us to take good care of our bodies and keep a clean surrounding. It is my fervent hope that our quality of lives improves as the days go by. We won’t relent on our effort to make society a better place”, she stressed.
She was hopeful to regularise the initiative and as well extend the exercise to nearby towns.
Source: Patrick Fynn