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Regional News of Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Source: GNA

NGO organizes free medical screening

Give to Eat, a non-governmental organization based in Agona Nkum has held a three-day free health screening event for residents and the surrounding villages.

During the three-day exercise, over 700 people were screened, given medication, and those whose conditions were critical, referred and sponsored to go to Agona Swedru and Breman Asikuma Hospitals.

The programme, sponsored by Gottesdienstzeiten, a Church in Germany, came about through Nana Rev. Dr. Kingsley Arthur Abban I, Chief Executive Director of the NGO, a Ghanaian Minister of the Gospel based in Berlin-Germany and a member of the Church.

Dr. Hailemariam Schwart, who led two nurses from Germany, a doctor in charge of Children from Accra with support from the local medical staff at the Agona Nkum Health Centre, said the diseases especially diagnosed, included malaria, hypertension, Hernia, Blood Pleasure, Diabetes, Body pains, Eye, Chest and Brain problems.

He called for the sustenance of a regular health education programme in the community, the regular in-take of medicines given them by Medical Practitioners as directed, and exercising the body, and also to immediately see a doctor when they were not feeling well.

Nana Dr. Rev. Abban urged the people to take good care of their eating habits, and cultivate hygienic practices as means of protecting themselves from contracting diseases.

Nana Nyarkah Etua the third, chief of the community, thanked the NGO, the medical team and all who contributed towards the success of the programme for helping the people, and appealed for the periodic organization of such exercises in the area.

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