Hundreds of people including the poor and vulnerable in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi have benefited from health screening by Breast Care International.
They were examined for diabetic, hypertension, mammography, scan, breast screening, eye checks and consultancy services.
They received medication and those diagnosed of serious health conditions were referred.
The week long health screening, according to philanthropist and renowned Breast surgeon and consultant, Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, is part of their corporate social responsibility to help the poor to have access to quality health care.
As Africa’s lead, anti- breast cancer campaigner, the President of Breast Care who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Peace and Love Hospitals said the package is their new year’s gift particularly for women.
“This is our own special version of corporate social responsibility fused with our specially packaged Christmas and new year gifts for our women in particular, and the public in general” she added
Dr. Wiafe Addai said they are giving our patrons and the public a clean bill of health, free of charge as their quota for nation building.
Some of the beneficiaries expressed their profound gratitude to Breast Care International for the initiative at “this critical time of the year when parents had little to spend after the festive season while students prepared to return to campuses, with school fees beckoning’.
“May God bless Peace and Love Hospitals and BCI, the two collaborating health institutions which have brought smiles to our faces”, prayed a 60-year-old mother of two, whose two sons and herself had benefitted from free health screening.
“This couldn’t have come at a better time”, an Old man intoned. “It’s an immeasurable and major relief”, he added.
The exercise, a collaboration between Peace and Love Hospitals and BCI is scheduled to end on January 7, 2016.