A member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Atlanta Chapter in the USA, Mbawuni Bakutoma, who is a resident of Bawku, has organized a free medical screening exercise for residents in Bawku Municipality of the Upper East Region.
The exercise saw over seven hundred elderly people being diagnosed and treated for various health conditions. The beneficiaries were screened of various ailments including diabetes, malaria, blood pressure and eye tests.
The exercise was conducted by a team comprising laboratory technicians, physician assistants, nurses among other health professionals in the Bawku Municipality.
Mr. Bakutoma in interview with GBC’s Radio Ghana said community health screening programmes were important exercises to enhance the health status of the people. The ultimate goal of the exercise, Mr. Bakutomah said, was to provide safe and proper healthcare services to the aged and other vulnerable groups in the Bawku Municipality to improve on their health and bring joy to them.
He advised the public to visit the hospital regularly for routine checkups, eat balanced diets, exercise, drink more water and have enough rest and avoid self-medication.
The beneficiaries were educated on good eating habits and dangers of drug abuse and self-medication by public health nurses.
The Assembly Member for Possum Electoral Area in the Bawku Municipality, Tahiru Kundiimah, on behalf of the beneficiaries thanked Mr. Bakutoma for the gesture and called on sons and daughters in the diaspora to emulate Mr. Bakutoma.
Mr. Bakutoma is one of the leading members of the NPP in the Bawku Municipality who has expressed interest in contesting the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the NPP in the Bawku Central Constituency.