Shalina Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, as part of its Cooperate Social Responsibility (CRS), is set to provide free healthcare in various markets in five selected regions.
The exercise, dubbed “Market Clinic,” will provide mass health checkups and treatment for various illnesses to the general public through a network of doctors, nurses and some volunteers.
The selected regions are the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western, Volta and the Northern Region.
The exercise, which will commence on May 1 this year, is also aimed at educating the general populace on the importance of engaging in regular checkups.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic during a health walk to mark the World Malaria Day last Saturday (April 23), the New Product Development Manager at Shalina, Mr Reginald Quarcco, said quality healthcare delivery was a priority to the company, thus the need to have such a programme.
“A lot of people do not have the time to visit the hospital for routine check-ups and so as part of Shalina’s CSR, we decided to organise this market clinic to provide free check-ups and treatment to, not only traders in the market, but anyone who wishes to benefit from this exercise,” he stated.
He added that the market clinic was a way of bringing the health needs of people closer to them.
“We are doing this together with our network of health workers and a group of volunteers free of charge for the traders, all drugs are free and are products of Shalina”, he said.
He also advised traders not wait till they are ill before visiting the clinic but incorporate regular check-up in their monthly activities.
“It is important to know how your system works and this can only be known under regular checkups, therefore, one does not need to be severely sick before visiting the hospital, but once in a month, a check-up is required and necessary in the life of every human”, he said.