A Senior Nurse in charge of health screening at the Standard Specialist Clinic in the Eastern Region Ms Paulina Lartey has advised people living in Mile 50 and it’s surrounding communities to visit health centres regularly every one month to check their health status.
She explained that, the fact that one could see him or her self very healthier should not make that person assume that he or she had no health challenge, adding that there was the need for everyone to occasionally go for medical check-up for the early detection and management of the challenge.
Ms Lartey, who gave this advise at a one-day free medical screening organised by the ASA Savings and Loans Limited in koforidua Mile 50, appealed to the media to use their airwaves to help increase awareness creation among community members, men, women, and girls and boys to understand the importance of medical screening and also direct them to where to seek help when necessary.
She bemoaned the Ghanaian attitude of blaming their woes on occultism and poverty and not visiting the hospital to check on their health until they were seriously sick.
Ms Lartey said a special voluntary counselling consulting section was created to enable those who want to know their HIV status to do so to improve their welfare conditions.
According to her, free drugs were also administered on those tested with minor infections while serious cases were referred to health centres for further test and treatment after the exercise.
“The medical team were able to screened 110 people out of the projected target of 150 who went through various health screening such as Hypertension, Malaria, Blood sugar, Ear, Nose and throat cases, General laboratory test, Pharmacy services, Skin cases and HIV” she added.
The Koforidua Area Manager of the ASA Savings and Loans Limited, Mr Alam Safiul Mohammed said the exercise forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility of providing free health care services to people especially the in the society.
He indicated that the company had budgeted USD 75 000.00 in the year 2018, to undertake its corporate social responsibility activities in the area of education, health and the support for disaster victims with relief items.
Mr Mohammed said the company is concerned about the health needs of the people and would continued to also provide medical care for its customers as well.
Some beneficiaries also commended the management of ASA Savings and Loans Limited for providing the community with free health screening to exercise to improve their health conditions.
Source: Haruna Yussif/ tnpnewsonline.com