Over 800 residents of the Cape Coast South Constituency have undergone a free medical screening sponsored by a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and philanthropist, Mr Ekow Ewusi.
The beneficiaries were screened for blood pressure (BP), diabetes, malaria and other diseases by a medical team which included medical doctors, nurses and other health experts.
The team supplied drugs to the beneficiaries and referred those whose ailments were serious to hospitals for further treatment.
In an interview with journalists at the event, Mr Ewusi said the exercise would be replicated in all the 23 constituencies in the Central Region with time.
He urged the public to go for routine medical check-up to know their health status, since that was the only way they could discover their condition and take the appropriate steps to stay healthy.
He said improved health care was a priority of the government because it played a critical role in the socio-economic development of the country.
Mr Ewusi added that it was for that reason that the government had taken steps to resuscitate the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to make health care accessible to all.
Mr Ewusi gave an assurance that President Nana Akufo-Addo would continue to roll out intervention programmes that would improve health care and better the standard of living of all citizens.
He cited the free senior high school (SHS), Planting for Food and Jobs, and the one-district one-factory policies as key initiatives that would improve the living standards of people.
Mr Ewusi also stressed the need for the NPP to put in place measures that would enhance unity in the party, saying it was when unity prevailed that the President would be able to deliver on the party’s manifesto promises to Ghanaians.