From Isaac Akwetey-Okunor
As part of activities marking the Christmas season, a Mamfe-Akropong based non-governmental organisation (NGO) called Comfort the Needy International, has organised a day free health screening for residents within and around the area.
The exercise, which patrons describe as the first of its kind in the area, was well attended by both the young and old, who gathered at the Mamfe lorry park, venue for the programme, as early as 5:30 in the morning, to have their various sicknesses screened.
Some major diseases screened for were ear, nose, eye, throat and dental related diseases, as well as general services by medical practitioners from the 37 Military Hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and Mamfe General Hospital.
That was not all, toys, balloons and biscuits, among hampers, were given to the participants, particularly, the aged, who might not have money to buy certain items during the yuletide.
Speaking to the Eastern File shortly after the programme, as to what informed the formation of the NGO, the Founder, Mrs. Comfort Adobea Adjei, explained that it had always been a dream to bring smiles and inspiration to the vulnerable in society, hence the NGO.
According to her, she always shed tears when she saw somebody, particularly, children and the aged, who could hardly do something to change their lives, in bad condition.
To her, the formation of the NGO would go a long way to bring her long cherished dream to reality, since it would create the platform to get closer to the less fortunate in society.
She also indicated her outfit’s readiness to award scholarships to needy but brilliant students in the country, starting from Mamfe and Akropong.