The GNPC Foundation is set to embark on a massive eye screening for residents in the Ellembele District and Bibiani Anhwaiso Bekwai Municipality of the Western Region this month. The exercise would begin in the Ellembele district from Monday 12th to Thursday 15th November, 2018, followed by the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipality, on Monday 26th to Friday 30th November, 2018.
Deputy Manager in-charge of Sustainability, and Head of Environment and Social Communities of the GNPC Foundation, Ms. Patience Lartey in an exclusive interview with Skyy News’ Abraham Mensah said the intervention forms part of their mandate in providing and educating people in their catchment to improve their health and livelihood.
She added that persons whom after diagnosis require proper care may have to be referred to appropriate health facilities for treatment, all at no charge.
“It goes beyond screening. We are going to add medications so those who are diagnosed with eye problems or those who need lenses are going to be treated. We will do the lenses and bring it back to them. If we identify any with chronic or several eye condition, and they need referral, the referral will be done. We will then look at it and then decide what intervention we can offer”, she clarified.
Ms. Lartey disclosed that other districts as well as some medical conditions would be rolled onto the programme in due time.
“Subsequent health screening, we will be looking at other districts. As you know, the Western Region is quiet huge with 22 districts. So we will do it gradually”, Ms. Lartey intimated.
So, here is a breakdown of the host communities for the exercise.
- Ekwei- Ekwei Health Center 12 Nov
- Anyinase- Anyinase Health Center 13 Nov
- Nkroful- Nkroful health Center 14 Nov
- Esiama- Esiama Health Center 15 Nov
Bibiani-Anhwiaso- Bekwai Municipality:
- Awaso- Awaso Community Center 26 Nov
- Chirano- Chirano Health Center 27 Nov
- Bekwai – Methodist Church Conference Hall 28 Nov
- Anhwiaso- Forecourt of Palace 29 Nov
- Bibiani – Bibiani Gov’t Hospital 30 Nov