Published: 25 September 2017
Last Updated: 25 September 2017
25 Sep 2017
Some residents of Goaso being tested at the screening event
About 500 residents in the Ahafo community of Goaso and its adjoining villages last Saturday were screened by medical officers from the Goaso Government Hospital for diabetes, malaria and blood pressure.
The gesture which formed part of the benevolent activities of Loyal Ladies, a pro New Patriotic Party (NPP) ladies group had people trooping from villages such as Ayumso, Fawohoyeden, Bediako and Mim to the main Goaso town for free medical care.
With a Pharmacist from the Sunyani Government backing the medical team, patrons who were screened for various ailments were given medication to treat the diseases they were suffering from.
Others who required urgent attention were referred to the Sunyani and Goaso Government hospitals respectively for attention and care.
Present at the screening were some leading members of the Loyal Ladies group and members of the NPP including the Member of Parliament for Asunafo North, Evans Opoku, Perpetual Lomokie, National President of Loyal Ladies, Zainab Hassan and Amo Suzzane as well as other aspiring national and constituency officers.
Charlotte Ofosuaa - Ahafo chapter captain of loyal ladies
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper after the screening program, Charlotte Ofosuaa, Ahafo captain of Loyal Ladies expressed delight at the opportunity to give back to society and commended Goaso residents for showing interest in the exercise by participating fully.
According to her, many in the community scarcely go for medical check-up and only do so when they are faced with emergency situations.
This screening, she noted was a planned initiative by the Loyal Ladies to assist many needy residents of the Goaso community who for lack of money cannot readily access health care at the hospital.
She, therefore, commended the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo and the Loyal Ladies groups nationwide for the logistical support and funds to enable the Ahafo Branch come off with such a worthwhile venture.
Madam Ofosuaa mentioned plans by her outfit to carry out such benevolent activities all year round in the Ahafo communities.
According to her, the Loyal Ladies group was committed to giving a helping hand to the needy in the society since government cannot solve all the challenges facing the populace at every time.
She expressed the desire of the group to periodically visit orphanages as well as the physically challenge folk so as to learn at first hand their problems and thereafter offer the assistance they can mobilize for them.
She, however, appealed for support from corporate and individual organizations across the country to enable the group carry out the mandate it has set for the needy in society.
Speaking to this reporter, some of the residents expressed profuse happiness for being able to check for their sugar levels.
Others, who had gotten treatment for various ailments they suffered thanked the medical team and urged them to replicate same in the other villages across the region.
Story by Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi