Moree (C/R), Dec 08, GNA– Some residents of Moree in the Mfantseman Municipality have benefitted from a free medical screening exercise and were treated for various ailments they were going through.
Nana Obokese Ampah I, the Apagyahen of Asebu Traditional Area, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the residents were screened for blood pressure, malaria, diabetes, hepatitis B, cancer, body fat analysis, and other general medical conditions.
He said the screening was in partnership with the African Diaspora Development Institute(ADDI), Global Vision Foundation (GVF), the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH), and Obokese University of Excellence (OUE) to bring quality and accessible health care services to the doorstep of the people.
The residents also received free medical consultation and provision of drugs after diagnosis and were educated on various diseases and their prevention.
Those whose cases were found to be serious were referred to the hospital for further checks and treatment.
It formed part of the Wakanda City of Return Expo 21 currently underway in the Ancient City of Cape Coast.
The Expo specifically focuses on linking potential investors, facilitating sector presentation as a form of discovering areas of interest, and supporting Women and Children through partnership development with local businesses and Government.
Public Health officials from the CCTH and the Diaspora screened and also educated the beneficiaries on good eating habits and the dangers of drug abuse and self-medication.
Nana Obokese said the body has its threshold of weakness, adding that as we eat and drink, we breathe in and out, take medicine, we don’t know what we are introducing into our system and as blood circulates through our system, if we don’t give the body good health maintenance, what it means is that, the body will end up breaking down.”
Arikana Chihombori – Quao, the President of ADDI announced that the team expected to show love and support to Africans through the provision of various health care assistance and to attend to the health needs of the people, which included giving medical advice and tips to remain healthy.
She said many of them were ignorant of their health status, and that the situation often resulted in disease complications and the resultant high cost of treatment or loss of lives in the long run.
Arikana Chihombori-Quao, appealed to the public to make their health a priority, just as they treated their work and its related matters
Some of the beneficiaries the GNA interacted with after the exercise, expressed gratitude to the organisers for the opportunity to access health care at their doorstep.
They were also elated for the education received on healthy lifestyles and urged the team to continue with the good work.
Source: Ghana News Agency