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Ablekuma South residents receive free health screening

BY: Justice Agbenorsi
MP for Ablekuma South, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye, interacting with some medical officers during the heath screening

A non-profit organization, Cartel Foundation, has organised a free health screening for residents in the Ablekuma South constituency in Accra.

The exercise, which saw scores of residents undergoing screening for diabetes, vision, blood pressure, cholesterol, hepatitis B, among others, formed part of activities to launch the Foundation.

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Cartel Group, a conglomerate made up of real estate, construction, and logistics subsidiaries with the mission of improving the living standards of vulnerable people in the most deprived communities across Ghana.

The launch was on the theme, “Access to Health: A Must, not a Privilege”.

The exercise was also used to register residents without a health insurance onto the National Health Insurance Scheme while those with expired membership had it renewed for them.

Launch

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Cartel Group, Henry Harry Owoo, explained that the mission of the Cartel Foundation was to improve the living standard of vulnerable people in the most deprived communities across the country.

“Our support will include access to quality education and healthcare, as well as the provision of basic human needs and social amenities to extremely poor people including people living with disabilities, widows, women and children,” he added.

He noted that the foundation was established to make a difference in the life of the less fortunate people in communities by providing access to life’s basic needs including healthcare, quality education and other basic human needs.

Mr Owoo, who doubles as the Patron of the foundation, commended the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), and other partners for supporting the foundation.

Gratitude

For his part, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma South, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, expressed gratitude to the leadership and management of the foundation for providing opportunity for residents to access free health care especially in these difficult times.

He advised his constituents to take issues concerning their health seriously.

That, he said enable them to remain healthy while contributing to the socio-economic development of the country.