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Juapong: Residents receive free Christmas medical screening

BY: Agnes Melissa Yovo
Juapong: Residents receive free Christmas medical screening
Juapong: Residents receive free Christmas medical screening

Some residents of Juapong in the North Tongu Constituency of the Volta Region received free medical screening for various health conditions during the Christmas festivities courtesy of the Cuban Embassy and their Member of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.

The medical outreach included free treatment and medication.

The health exercise is the fourth routine screening being organised in the district for constituents.

Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwah in his Christmas message encouraged the people to have confidence and should not give up in the face of difficulties.

For her role in ensuring health delivery and achieving the universal health coverage in Juapong, the Cuban Ambassador to Ghana, Annette Chao Garcia was decorated with Kente cloth, and was installed a queen at Juapong, with the stool name Mama Lamesenya I.

In her remarks after the installation, she thanked the chiefs and people of Juapong for the honour bestowed on her.

She also expressed gratitude to the Cuban doctors who carried out the health screening exercise for the people.

The North Tongu District Health Director, Mr. Micheal Zigah said, his outfit was collaborating with the assembly and community leaders to operationalise the use of Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound, to ensure that people have access to health delivery, and to largely reduce the spread of non-communicable diseases in the district.

Togbe Manklalo Agbohla VI, commended the MP for his continuous assistance to the people. He said Juapong has seen a face-lift in the area of health, among other sectors, under the tenure of Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.