Adentan Municipal Assembly received a much-needed boost in healthcare services as CSR Ghana in partnership with the Social Welfare and Community Department and the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) conducted free health screening for residents.
The screening took place on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at the premises of the Adentan Municipal Assembly (AdMA) and offered dental care, spinal care, blood pressure, sugar level, and free registration of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The Adentan Municipal Chief Executive, Honorable Alexander Nii-Noi Adumuah, in an interview, urged residents to take advantage of the free health screening and visit medical centers frequently for regular check-ups to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
“What I say is that while you are here and you are healthy and walking around endeavor to walk to any of our health centers and tell them you have come for check-up. They will attend to you and let you know if you are healthy or not afterwards and the medication you can use,” he said.
The founder of team CSR Ghana, Mr. Jonathan Akuamoah, said the free health screening was aimed at giving residents the opportunity to access free healthcare.
“We are doing this to make sure that those in need of health care in Adentan have free NHIS cards to be able to seek medication when they need to,” he said.
In addition, Mr. Kofi Atta Kakra Kusi, the Deputy Head of Corporate Affairs at the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), said the free health screening was part of the “give back to Ghana project” as part of the “come back to Ghana” initiative. He believes that community engagement is key to building a better nation.
“We are grateful to all the groups that are helping to make this happen today. You are virtually living to the expectations of the fact that our communities need lots of support. A lot of these community engagements help us to be able to build our national,” he said.
The free health screening received positive feedback from residents who appreciated the effort by CSR Ghana, the Adentan Municipal Assembly, and the Ghana Tourism Authority. It is hoped that more initiatives like this will be organized in the future to improve the healthcare system in Ghana.