The two hour walk through the principal streets of Koforidua was also to promote family planning in the Koforidua Municipality.
The walk started around 06:10 hours from the premises of the hospital through to the B Foster bakery traffic light , Effiduase, Koforidua Zongo and back to the hospital premises, where the participants went through aerobics.
Speaking after the walk, Dr Kwame Anim Boamah, Medical Director of the hospital said, the walk was to promote a family planning programme being undertaken by some Non-Governmental Organization(NGO) for three regions including the Eastern Region.
He said under the programme, all who endeavour to practice family planning can do so at the cost of GHC1.00
He explained that the family planning promotion is to help curb maternal mortality, which is caused by unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions and also to offer opportunities for people, who for financial reasons cannot access maternal health care.
Dr Boamah advised the public to take interest in the exercise, especially those above the age of 30 years.
He said physical exercise help the body to overcome some non communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, which can lead to stroke.
Dr Boamah advised the general public to constantly go for medical check up at least once in a year.
Source: GNA/News Ghana