More than 50 senior citizens in the Ho West District benefited from a medical screening exercise organised by the assembly, as part of the Republic Day activities.
They were screened for various health conditions including blood pressure, weight and cholesterol levels.
The District Chief Executive for Ho West, Sammy Ewoade, noted that regular medical screening was one of the sure ways of preventing non-communicable diseases among the people.
He said as senior citizens, they must pay regular visits to hospital to avoid diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure and Hepatitis B.
Mr. Ewoade said the government was doing everything possible to put in measures that would make life better for senior citizens after they had served the nation for many years.
He announced that the assembly was building more health facilities in every community to bring health care closer to the people.
Mr. Godwin Tawiah Dzaseh, Nutrition Officer at the Ho West District Clinic, said most of the people screened, had their blood pressure higher than the normal range.
He, therefore, encouraged the senior citizens to practise good eating and drinking habits even in their old age.
Togbe Dadze VIII, Chief of Asante Kpoeta Traditional Area who chaired the event, said it should be an annual affairs adding that aside its benefits, it also helped in bringing senior citizens together on a single platform.