Mpehuasem, Others Benefit From Free Medical Screening

The Mpehuasem community and its environs have benefited from a free medical screening exercise and health talk organised by Accra Technical University in collaboration with the Amasaman Municipal Assembly, with support from the Ghana Association of Quasi Government Health Institutions, as part of the University’s 70th Anniversary celebration activities, which began earlier in April this year.
The exercise took place at the new campus of the University at Mpehuasem in the Gonno electoral area.
The beneficiaries of the free medical screening, numbering about 500, were screened for hepatitis B, blood pressure, malaria, blood sugar, sickling status and other health vitals.
A health sensitisation talk delivered by Dr. Prince Pambo, a medical practitioner, on the effects and management of hypertension, urged the community to be cautions of non-communicable diseases that are often overlooked, but have dire implications on their health.
He stressed that in recent past, hypertension was viewed as a sickness of the old and often than not people downplay the importance of seeking medical care once the condition is detected.
“Hypertension, the term for high and low blood pressure is no longer a sickness for the old. The nature of our eating these days has made both the old and young generation susceptible to the illness and access to medical care must be sought for immediately after detection”.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Samuel Nii Odai, commended the Mpehuasem community for availing themselves to be screened. He acknowledged the University for acting in a socially responsible manner to offer their key stakeholders, the Mpehuasem community and its environs the opportunity to have access to free medical healthcare.
The Vice-Chancellor encouraged the community to see the exercise as a prospect for vendors to situate themselves for business collaborations with the university when called upon.
The Municipal Chief Executive of the Ga West Municipal Assembly, Hon. Clement Wilkinson who has filled nominations to contest the NPP parliamentary seat supported the exercise with a bus to transport the community people to the medical screening.
He pledged his continuous support to ensuring that the health needs of the community are met and commended the medical team for organizing the programme in the Ga West Municipal Assembly.