Nungua residents undergo free health screening

Members of Simon,s Mango Tree group attending to patients at Lekma Polyclinic. Photo;Vincent Dzatse (1)

Members of Simon,s Mango Tree group attending to patients at Lekma Polyclinic. Photo;Vincent Dzatse (1)

Simon’s Mango Tree Ltd, a healthcare charity organisation based in the United Kingdom, has organised a free health screening for residents of Nungua and its environs in Accra.

The group, which held the exercise in partnership with the Nungua traditional council, further donated a theatre operating table, eight blood pressure machines and seven blood glucose machines to the LEKMA Polyclinic.

In an interview with The Ghanaian Times, Siman Simon Derbie, president of the organisation, said the exercise was to show appreciation to the Nungua traditional council, particularly the chief of the area, King Odaifio Welentsi III, for his enormous support in realising the group’s objective.

A total of 213 patients, Mr Derbie said were screened with over 45 of them identified as hypertensive and a further six diagnosed with diabetes.

He said the equipment was to allow the hospital deliver services, which hitherto was unavailable due to the lack of tools, adding that the group was committed to support the clinic to expand into a modern hospital.

King Odaifio Welentsi III expressed his profound gratitude to the group saying that “the donation was timely and important in the clinic’s quest to provide effective healthcare to residents of the area.”

He said the Council was working assiduously to ensure the clinic was equipped with modern facilities, expanded and further upgraded into a modern hospital to serve the health needs of the people.

Mrs Desiree M. Opoku, head of Nursing at the Polyclinic was confident the equipment would contribute to the effective delivery of healthcare services by the clinic and promised to ensure the equipment was maintained in good condition.

By Claude Nyarko Adams

 

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