Gold Fields Ghana Foundation (GGF), in collaboration with Rotary Club of Tarkwa, have embarked on a Health outreach programme in one of the catchment community of the Aboso Gold Limited, Hunni-Valley.
The outreach programme witnessed hundreds of indigenes turning up for free medical consultation at two centers,located at Hunni-Valley Methodist Junior High school and the Hunni-Valley Health Center. About ten doctors were drawn from Prestea and Tarkwa to attend to the people who visited the two centers.
Diseases such as malaria, Diarrhea, skin infection and anemia amongst others were treated and free drugs were also offered. Out of 530 diagnoses, nine serious cases were referred to the Municipal Hospital for further treatment.
Opening the outreach programe, the General Manger for Aboso Mine, Catherine KuupolKuutor said the medical outreach programme was aimed at bringing primary healthcare to the doorstep of our community people.
She added that, through the programme, persons with conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes have had their conditions diagnosed for the first time. She said the target was to improve on last years’ numbers for patients seen and women screened.
“As we have done every year, we will be dispensing medication to patients who were prescribed medications by the same doctors”.
The President of Rotary Club Tarkwa, Desmond Mclean Arthur, appealed to the host communities to avail themselves for the the outreach programme.
He said, considering the importance of health, one could not afford to stay home and not take advantage of the programme.
To him, people should take advantage because “this is free and we have brought it to your doorstep. So just take advantage, get screened for medication and take your free medicines”.
He also lauded the collaboration that has existed between GGF and the Rotary Club for the medical outreach programme.