Aspiring NPP Regional Secretary Hosts Free Medical Exam for Over 200 Delegates
An aspiring New Patriotic Party (NPP) regional secretary for the Western region, Mr. Charles Cobbina, organized a free medical screening exercise for more than 200 delegates and residents of Tarkwa in Tarkwa-Nsuaem municipality.
By observing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the occasion has also been used to educate the population, both men and women, about certain breast cancer risk factors, symptoms and myths, while some clients have also learned the correct procedure for the Self-Breast Exam.
The initiative, dubbed “Ahwenepa Nkasa Medical Tent” was carried out in collaboration with members of the Kempes health campaign team made up of medical professionals, communications experts and philanthropists led by a doctor and six ( 6) nurses from the Western region.
The exercise, which took place on the campus of the George Grant University of Mines and Technology during the Western Regional Delegates Conference of the Nuclear Power Plant, allowed more than 200 beneficiaries to be screened for various health problems including blood and glucose levels, hypertension and body mass index (BMI) among others.
In addition, free medicines such as multivitamins, antimalarials and dewormers among others were also given to beneficiaries according to their needs.
The majority of clients were clinically stable, although approximately 45% of clients were diagnosed with various noncommunicable disorders including hypertension and primordial diabetes, with approximately ten (10) of them recently diagnosed with hypertension. and therefore referred for further care. management.
For stable clients, there were one-on-one counseling sessions aimed at resolving non-compliance issues such as side effects of some commonly used oral antihypertensive drugs amid the repercussions of non-compliance.
Those with extremely high blood pressure were referred to the nearest various health facilities for further management, while others diagnosed with glucose intolerance and diabetes mellitus were counseled. on dietetics and adherence to oral hypoglycemic agents.
Some of the beneficiaries, who were identified as malnourished, were counseled on a good diet and also received food supplements as well as education on healthy lifestyles enabling them to avoid diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, among others, was also dispensed with.
Ms Anasthasia Ocran, spokesperson for the Kempes health campaign team, told the GNA that the exercise is about providing health support to people and introducing them to Mr Charles Cobbina’s interest in their health and well-being.
She announced that the team expected to show love and support to Ghanaians by providing them with various health care aids and meeting the health needs of the population, including giving medical advice and tips for staying healthy.
She said that a large part of the population was unaware of their state of health and that the situation often resulted in complications of the disease and the high cost of treatment or loss of life in the long term and therefore called on the public to take care. his health a priority. , just as they dealt with their work and related matters.
Mr Charles Cobbina, affectionately known in political circles like Kempes, explained that regular medical examinations were part of a healthy lifestyle and besides the team felt that in order to support a stronger party, members must have good health sustained by the regime, hence the raison d’être of the Ahwenepa Nkasa medical tent.
He indicated that while he is interested in the upcoming NPP regional elections as an aspiring secretary, he has a deep interest in the general good and well-being of his compatriots and would be happy to present the Prioritize Patriots initiative. Development (PPD) to help the NPP Party become much stronger in the Western Region.
Some of the beneficiaries that the GNA interacted with after the exercise, expressed their gratitude to the aspirant Mr. Cobbina and the “Ahwenepa Nkasa Medical Tent”, for giving them the chance to be screened for certain diseases as well as for being educated on a healthy lifestyle and urged the team to keep up the good work.