The chief of Sowutuom in the Greater Accra Region, Nii Osabu Akwei, has lauded Pentecost University College for providing free medical care for more than 1,000 residents of Sowutuom and Israel communities in Accra.
He said this on Saturday when the school, as part of its 10th anniversary celebration, organised a health screening exercise to help expose the citizenry to some diseases hidden in them, and provide medication.
The exercise was held at the Israel Park and the Sowutuom Palace and attracted residents of Sowutuom, Lomnava, Alhaji and Israel communities.
The medical team which comprised, doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other paramedics drawn from the PUC Nursing Department, Pentecost Hospital, PENSA-Korle-Bu and with the support of Fidelity Bank, checked body mass indexing, blood pressure, breast cancer, malaria, eye and dental problems.
The residents were examined at various points and were given medication for free.
According to the chief, the exercise was a novelty since the inception of the community, and pledged his support to ensure its sustenance.
He admonished the people of Sowutuom to maintain clean environment to ensure a healthy living.
Nii Akwei I, also called on corporate entities in the community and the assembly to help provide dustbins for the people to improve sanitary conditions.
The co-ordinator of the nursing programme at PUC, Mrs. Sabina Abena Bilson, said the Public Health students of the Nursing Department had earlier sensitised the community on the need to live healthy lifestyles.
The beneficiaries of the health screening expressed their appreciation to the school for the exercise.
They urged the school authorities to occasionally organise such events to improve their well-being.