The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary candidate the Korle-Klottey Constituency, Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, on Saturday organised a free health screening for the people of Osu at Blogodo Gardens, in Accra.
The event which was patronised by the aged, adults, teenagers and children, commenced at 9 : 00 a.m. and ended at 5;00 p.m. in the evening.
The screening, which was the third in a series, was aimed at raising health awareness and using her profession, as a medical doctor to touch the lives of people in the constituency.
Dr. Rawlings and her team of doctors and nurses, screened the people and offered them treatment for sicknesses such us malaria, blood pressure, breast cancer, eyes troubles among others.
There was also an ad hoc pharmacy where those screened went for free medicines, and medicated spectacles for those with eye challenges.
Speaking to The Ghanaian Times, Dr. Rawlings said the move was to support those who could not afford to go to hospital for treatment and discourage them from self -medication.
She urged the public to be concerned about their health and undertake regular medical check-ups and consult health professionals, rather than engaging in self-medication.
Dr. Rawlings said health was not only about taking medication, but rather, eating balanced diet, drinking clean water and keeping the environment clean to prevent the outbreak of diseases, stressing that “Our health is not only about taking medication, we need to be particular about what we eat, and drink, our environment and what we do.”
She urged the public to be preoccupied with the preventative health, and said the exercise would be continued to ensure good health for the people in the Korle-Klottey Constituency.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to the paper, expressed their appreciation to Dr.Rawlings for her goodwill and wished her well in all her endeavours.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme