Health Professionals who hail from Daffiama Traditional Area in the Nadowli East District of the Upper West Region have organised a free medical outreach programme for their people.
The exercise which is aimed at ensuring that the people stay healthy to contribute to the development of the area took place at the Daffiama Health Centre on Wednesday.
It formed part of activities marking this year’s “Duuyee” Festival of the chiefs and people.
Dr Sebastian Sandaare, Lawra District Director of Health Services who is also a citizen of Daffiama and the brain behind the exercise thanked the health professionals for their commitment in responding to the health needs of the people.
The exercise spanned the test for HIV and AIDS, hepatitis B, hypertension, eye infections, cough and malaria.
Dr Sandaare who is also the Assemblyman of the area said the outreach programme would ensure that people with serious health problems are identified early for them to get treated or have their conditions managed before they develop into complications which could cause their untimely death.
The Lawra District Director of Health Services appealed to his colleague doctors from the region to find time within a year to organise similar exercises to attend to the medical needs of the people.
Mr Joseph Abu Gaale, a retired educationist and a beneficiary of the exercise thanked Dr Sandaare and his colleagues for their commitment to improve on the health needs of the people.
He said through the exercise, many people who were ignorant about their health status would be identified and help to get over their sicknesses. GNA