Mr. Churchill Oforikumah, Assemblymember for Peki-Dzogbati within the South Dayi District has organised a free well being screening train for members of the neighborhood.
He mentioned the train was geared toward bettering the well being situations of the individuals so they might stay productive to boost the event of the realm.
The individuals can not assist speed up the expansion of the realm if their well being situations aren’t good, and well being is wealth, he mentioned, including that high quality well being was important for the progress of each neighborhood.
Mr Oforikumah mentioned most individuals had been affected by some illness as a result of they had been unconcerned about their well being situations, urging the individuals to take their well being points severely.
The Meeting member referred to as on the individuals, particularly the youth, to undertake a wholesome way of life and keep away from indulging in acts that had the tendency to jeopardise their well being.
He disclosed that his subsequent train would contain re-stocking the blood financial institution of the Peki Authorities Hospital to make the commodity out there for sufferers.
He assured making the train an annual occasion and appealed for assist from people, benevolent organisations and philanthropists.
Mr Oforikumah was grateful to the workers of the Peki Authorities Hospital, Sisters Keepers Affiliation and the Volta Academic Renaissance Basis for making the present train successful.
Prosper Gah, in-charge of Public Well being on the Peki Authorities Hospital instructed Ghana Information Company (GNA) it was vital for individuals to be involved about their well being as common check-ups helped in figuring out issues early in individuals for redress to stop such conditions from escalating.
In accordance with him, hereditary, age and way of life could possibly be some doable causes of hypertension.
Mr George Dossah, HIV Information Supervisor on the identical hospital referred to as on the residents to keep away from taking over-the-counter medication, every time they felt unwell however fairly go for thorough check-ups for high quality well being.
About 130 individuals had been screened for hypertension, diabetes, malaria, tuberculosis and sugar ranges with hypertension essentially the most prevalent case.
They had been additionally taking via counseling on how one can dwell a wholesome way of life and eat a balanced dietary weight loss plan to spice up their immune system.
Some beneficiaries who spoke to GNA counseled the Assemblymember for the initiative, and appealed to benevolent organisations and philanthropists to emulate his instance.