1,000 NYINAHINI RESIDENTS UNDERGO SCREENING IN BLOOD PRESSURE, MALARIA
Published: 12 September 2017
Last Updated: 12 September 2017
12 Sep 2017
Kwadwo Tweneboah Bonsu - Facilitator of the screening project with some members of the Loyal Ladies during an interview. Among them is Mrs Martha Koduah, group captain, Ashanti Loyal Ladies
About one thousand residents in the Atwima Mponua district of the Ashanti Region have tested for their status in blood pressure and malaria.
Taking part in the screening exercise organized jointly by the famous New Patriotic Party (NPP) group called Loyal Ladies and Bonsu logistics, a private firm in Kumasi residents in Nyinahini, the capital of the Atwima Mponua District took turns to know their health status.
Some of the residents also took advantage of the presence of the Ear and Throat as well as the Eye specialists to test to know how well their sight and hearing is.
Children from all ages participated in the exercise with most of them getting treatment for ailments in the ear and eye over the weekend.
A Woman at Nyinahini undergoing testing for blood pressure during the medical screening
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper after the exercise, Kwadwo Tweneboah Bonsu, facilitator and sponsor of the project expressed delight at the opportunity to give back to the residents of Nyinahini.
According to him, he realized the health needs of the residents when he visited the Nyinahini Government hospital recently.
With some women at the maternity ward lying on the bare floor and many others struggling with malaria and blood pressure, Mr Bonsu said he decided to mobilize some funds and together with Loyal Ladies come to the aid of residents who cannot even afford to attend hospital.
He appealed to the Government and the Ministry of Health to take a closer look at the facilities at the Nyinahini hospital which he noted was struggling to respond to the huge numbers that visit it to access care.
He expressed sadness at the conditions at the maternity ward and asked for an urgent attention to help pregnant women have safe care and delivery.
On her part, Mrs Martha Koduah, Captain of the Ashanti Regional Branch of Loyal Ladies noted the commitment of the group to giving support to the needy.
According to her, the Loyal Ladies realizes the huge responsibilities on the shoulders of government to providing care to citizens of the country and therefore their desire to provide some form of support in the area of medical care to help some citizens to get relief.
The group, she noted is committed to repeating same support services to residents of other deprived communities in the Ashanti Region.
Recently, the group held similar medical screening exercise at Kwadaso with their colleagues in Accra doing same over the weekend as a similar one is also tabled for Goaso in the Rong-Ahafo Region.
Mrs Koduah commended the efforts of Bonsu Logistics and the Office of the First Lady for providing support to the group to enable it carry out its social outreach programs in aid of the needy.
She called for similar support from the public and well-wishers to enable the group reach out to more people in deprived communities in the region.
Story by Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi