Residents of Savelugu and its surrounding communities in the Northern Region have received their share of Vodafone Ghana Foundation’s free medical screening.
The visit of the medical team to the region adds to the list of communities that have benefitted from the company’s efforts at keeping the citizenry healthy.
The screening exercise dubbed ‘Healthfest’, has so far visited communities, including Alajo, Ashaiman, Glefe, Accra New Town, Tema New Town, La, Nungua, Teshie, Sogakope, Betom (Koforidua), Duayaw-Nkwanta and other communities across the country.
Since the establishment of the foundation six year ago, more than 20,000 Ghanaians have benefitted from the foundation’s health programmes.
Basic health examinations, including blood sugar level, blood pressure, dental, eye screening as well as a free medication were offered to community members.
Aminatu Fuseini, a 56-year-old resident of Savelugu, expressed her gratitude to Vodafone Ghana Foundation for coming to her aid.
“I have not been feeling well for quite some time; I’m unable to go to the hospital because of the money involved. This exercise has given me free medical screening, now I know what is wrong with me and I have been given medicinefor free. Thank you Vodafone,” she said.
On his part, 39-year-old farmer Inusah Yakubu was grateful to Vodafone for coming to the community to meet his health needs.
He said he didn’t have any insurance policy, so it has been difficult going to the hospital.
“Thanks to the Vodafone health screening, I have been able to get free medical attention and given medications too,” Inusah Yakubu mentioned.
A section of the screening activity at Savelugu community