The Koforidua Regional Hospital in the Eastern Region has conducted a free health screening exercise for students of the Koforidua School for the Deaf.
As part of the exercise, the students were screened of their eye, nose, ears, throat as well as general health and were given free medication.
The hospital is also setting up a sick bay for the school and would provide a resident nurse to take care of the students. In addition, the hospital has donated a mower to help keep the school’s environment clean.
Dr. Kwame Anim Boamah, Medical Director of the hospital, speaking at the event, said the support was in response to an appeal by the school.
He added that the gesture also forms part of the hospital’s corporate social responsibility, and also using it to commemoration its 90th anniversary celebration which is being marked on the theme, “Celebrating 90 years of excellence in healthcare delivery- achievements, challenges and prospects”.
The sick bay project which is estimated at GHc10, 000, is expected to be completed this month to address the health needs of the students and teachers.
Dr. Boamah assured the school of the hospital’s continued support towards the effective management of the school.
The headmaster, Jordan Agbona, described the intervention as “very timely” since it would help to address the difficulties facing the school in addressing the health needs of the students.
From David Kodjo, Koforidua.