Close to 400 people, in the Asuofua Asamang community in the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti Region, yesterday benefited from a free medical screening organized by a non-governmental organization (NGO), Kidney Health International.
The medical screening was conducted by a team of 15 medical experts made up of 5 doctors and 10 nurses from various hospitals as volunteers. The screening exercise was part of activities to mark the world kidney day celebration.
Attendants were screened for diabetes, hypertension, obesity and kidney disease. The aim of the screening was to identify early indicators for kidney disease as well as kidney disease. There was intensive awareness creation through a public health talk on kidney disease prevention.
The Director and founder of the Kidney Health International, Dr. Elliot Koranteng Tannor, during the health talk, reminded participants and the public to keep to healthy lifestyles, eat well, exercise and urged them to desist from self-medication, especially with pain killers and herbal medicines since which have the potential to cause kidney disease when abused.
Participants who showed signs of possible damage to their kidneys through the tests done were immediately referred to the nearest health facility for further medical examinations.