Over 300 people in and around the Oguaa community in the Sekyere East 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 diabetes 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 diabetes 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 and exercise.
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.
Present at the event was the District Chief Executive of the district, Honorable Osei Adiyah and the Chief of Oguaa, Nana Obeng Bediatuo Frimpong.
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