Over Three hundred people have benefitted from Primary healthcare services organized by AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine for New Tokunaso a host community of the Mine. The medical services forms part of the Mine’s quarterly rotational medical screening for its host communities with full expenses borne by the Mine. The health care services include Health education, Vital signs screening, Consultation and Treatment of Diseases and sicknesses.
The Medical screening forms part of the Mine’s Social Investment Strategy for 2015 which seeks to promote access to potable water, basic health and sanitation in host communities and the creation of community health awareness campaigns in collaboration with the Municipal Health Directorate.
The Community leaders of New Tokunaso a host community of Iduapriem Minecommended the mine for addressing issues of healthcare of its host communities by bringing healthcare closer to their doorsteps. According to them, the consultation and full medical care expenses borne by the mine was a gesture worth emulating by other companies operating in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality.
The chiefs and people of New Tokunaso also praised the mine for its social intervention projects rolled out in its host communities in complementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Goal (six)
Urinary In an interview, the Physician Assistant of the Mine, Cynthia Odoom-Wilson underscored the need for being healthy. She encouraged the community members to adopt healthy Lifestyle Modifications in order to prevent diseases and sicknesses, especially Hypertension and Diabetes which is causing harm to individuals, community and the nation as at large.
A Community Development Officer in charge of Social Investment of the Mine, Mr. Enoch Osei enumerated the rationale behind the medical outreach. He said the project forms part of the social investment strategy of the Mine including Local Economic Development, Education and Youth, Health Water and Sanitation and support to Social Infrastructure Development in partnership with government.
AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine is committed to bring healthcare to the people of its host communities to make its communities better off through some of these initiatives. Other Communities who have benefited from the health programme called on the mine to sustain the initiative since it is a resolve to complement the efforts of government.
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