Free Health Screening For Nyame Ani School Pupils

methodist pixVoltic Ghana Ltd has sponsored a health screening exercise for about 200 pupils and teachers of the Nyame Ani Methodist Primary School in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region.

The exercise was undertaken by a 25-member medical team of laboratory technicians, nutritionists, dental nurses, dispensary technicians, clinicians and nurses from the Kuntanase District Hospital.

The medical team examined the teachers and pupils of the school with emphasis on   ear, nose and throat problems, malaria, diabetes and hypertension.

The pupils were given anti-malaria drugs, blood tonic, de-wormers and food supplements while those with complex cases were referred to the district hospital.

There were also given a talk on malnutrition and dental hygiene. The Corporate Affairs Manager of Voltic, Mr. Cyrus de-Graft Johnson, said the exercise was another way of giving back to society and finding out the peculiar health needs of the community, for necessary action to be taken on them.

He assured that the exercise would be sustained, as well as extended to other schools in the community.
“The screening exercise is part of the corporate social responsibility of Voltic, which has been operating its second plant at Nyame Ani since December, 2008,”he said.

“We are also considering supporting the local Methodist Clinic,” Mr de- Graft Johnson hinted.
The Administrator of the Kuntanase Government Hospital, Mr. Collins Boateng Agyenim, noted that cases of non-curable diseases were detected through the exercise.

The District Director of Health, Mr Joseph Adomako, expressed his appreciation to Voltic (GH) Limited, saying it would contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goal Four which focuses on the health of children.

The head teacher of the Nyame Ani Methodist Primary School, Mr. Maxwell Osei Bonsu, thanked the company for the screening, which they saw as a firm resolve of Voltic to meeting the health needs of the people.

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