Anyars Ibrahim, CEO for Nation Builders Corps and a Parliamentary Candidate hopeful for the Tamale Central Constituency has organised a free medical screening for more than 5000 people in Tamale to improve on their health.
Dr Anyars said the screening formed part of the activities to mark the end of the fasting period.
He noted that people in their old age became fragile to diseases, hence the free health screening to know their various ailments and provide a better treatment.
Dr Anyars said a healthy life inures to the wellbeing of the family and, therefore, the need to protect peoples from becoming vulnerable to diseases.
He said he would continue to organise the screening for old men and women to ensure that the people in his constituency were healthy.
He urged the citizenry, especially the aged, to undergo periodic medical check-ups to know their health status to prevent them from falling ill.
The screening was undertaken by a medical team comprising Doctors, Physicians, Nurses, Health Workers and held at seven different centers within the constituency namely; Markaziya, Wataniyya, Masjidul Bayan, Anbariyya, Nurul Islam, Central Mosque and Hajia Mariam Alolo Center.
The team registered hundreds of residents at each of the centers who went through various health screenings such as diabetes, blood pressure, hepatitis B, malaria, Tuberculosis. Most of them were detected to have high blood pressure, malaria, hepatitis ‘B’, jaundice, body weakness, and dental problems among other diseases.
Drugs were administered on those tested with minor infections while serious cases were referred to health centres for test and treatment after the exercise.
The beneficiaries expressed their happiness and thanked Dr Anyars for this kind gesture. They said this was the first of its kind in the constituency and prayed for him to be successful in his endeavors.