A renowned Ghanaian Medical Practitioner based in the United State of America, Dr. Jemima Kodua has urged Ghanaians to eat balanced diet, undertake regular body exercises and go for regular medical checkups to detect any health abnormalities early for prolonged life.
He notedt that a sick and ill-health population negatively affects productivity and nation building. Dr. Boamah made the call at a free health screening event organized for residents of Banko in the Sekyere East District of Ashanti region.
The health screening was organized and sponsored by a Ghanaian medical practitioner based in the US, Dr. Jemima Kodua in honour of her late mother, Mrs. Mary Amoasoh who was a retired Senior Nursing Officer. About 500 people benefitted from the health screening.
A team of doctors led by a former Energy Minister and a lecturer at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Professor Oteng Adjei and health specialists from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Jachie Pramso Anglican Hospital, Nkawie-Toaso Government Hospital and Banko Health facility screened residents of various ailments.
These included hypertension, malaria, eye problems, blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and worm infestation. Medicine worth 12 thousand Cedis were given free of charge to those who needed treatment. The Medical Superintendent at the Nkawie/Toaso Government Hospital, Dr. Emmanuel Boamah, urged Ghanaians to eat balanced diet, undertake regular body exercises and go for regular medical checkups to detect any health abnormalities early for prolonged life.
He emphasized that routine medical checkup must not only be done when health screening exercises are organized in communities.
On her part, Dr. Jemima Kodua paid tribute to her late mother for the major role played in offering quality health care delivery not only at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where she served before her retirement but in every other health facility she worked. She encouraged residents of Banko seek for early treatment of various ailments.
Highlight of the event was the donation of an ambulance to the Banko Health Centre by the Banko Citizens Association of the USA.
GTV/RAZAK BABA END