MOTHER-LOVE HOSPITAL TO HOLD FREE HEALTH SCREENING
The exercise will be held in Apedwa in the East Akim District of the Eastern region.
The health screening is being held in honour of the co-founder and first matron of the Mother-Love Hospital, Mrs Margaret Nkansa, of blessed memory.
80 health Personnel from the Mother-Love Hospital and other health facilities are expected to help in organizing the event.
1000 participants are expected to benefit from the screening exercise.
The program will start at 9am and end at 5pm.
Activities shall include, but not limited to Checking of Blood Pressure for hypertension.
Checking of body mass index (BMI) for obesity.
Blood sugar test for Diabetes, hepatitis B, Prostate specific antigen for prostate cancer and Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) for malaria.
Counselling and Testing of HIV and AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections.
There would also be Health Education on the prevention of common illness such as Malaria, Hypertension, HIV and AIDS, hepatitis, childhood illness, obesity, drug addiction and environmental sanitation.
Minor ailments discovered would be treated.
The following would also be done
- Eye screening
- Dermatology/skin clinic
- Breast examination
- ENT screening
Appropriate referral for clients who need follow up
Attendants whose cases warrant further follow up, would receive referrals to the appropriate health facilities.
Mr Kwadwo A. Nkansa,one of the organizers of the event, receiving items from Golda Asante, a Technical Coordinator at the Ghana Aids Commission and Focal person for HIV and AIDs at the Technical Support Unit of the Regional Coordinating Council, meant for the exercise
About Mrs Magaret Adeɛpɛna Otwiwa Nkansa
Mrs. Margaret Adeɛpɛna Otwiwa Nkansa of the Mother-Love Hospital was born on 21st May 1951.
She started her education at the Apedwa Catholic Primary and Middle School.
She became an Enrolled Nurse in 1974 at the Effia-Nkwanta Hospital in Sekondi.
In 1993 she graduated as a State Registered Nurse
And in 1995, as a midwife from the Korle-Bu Midwifery Training School.
She worked in the Osu Maternity Home between 1996-97 and at the Madina MCA from 1998 till she voluntarily retired in 2008 as head of the maternity wing.
Before her retirement however, she started a Maternity Home in her out-house which grew into a clinic and eventually into Mother-Love Hospital in 2008.
She was the co-founder and first matron of Mother-Love Hospital.
Her vision of making healthcare affordable, accessible and acceptable to all, is the reason for this free health screening.
The general public is invited to benefit from this event.