Scores of residents of Krachi West in the Oti Region have benefited free health screening exercise sponsored by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Constituency, Hon Helen Adjoa Ntoso.
The exercise was herald by a health walk which started from Gyanekrom at 5:30 am and ended at 7:30 am at the NDC Party Office at Kantakofre, where health personnel later conducted a free health screening for the residents sponsored by the MP.
The health screening exercises was one of several social intervention policies that the former Volta Regional Minister has undertaken in the constituency.
The beneficiaries were offered free medication and educated on the importance of living healthy lifestyles.
Some of the services provided included free blood pressure monitoring, body mass index ( BMI) measurements, Rapid diagnostic tests (RDT for malaria) blood sugar monitoring to confirm diabetic status as well as free medical consultations for the participants.
Health talks were also given on Diabetes, Hypertension, hepatitis B and typhoid since it continues to form part of re-emerging health conditions of the 21st Century.
The free health screening exercises was in line with the MP vision of ensuring that her constituents have access to quality healthcare irrespective of their economic situations.
It is the policy of the MP that politicians bear the responsibility to share the political experience of greater clarity vision to transform the development of Krachi West as well as Oti Region and the nation as a whole.
As a humanitarian worker, she strongly believed in the school of thought that a healthy mind lives in a healthy body hence the support for free health screening.
Hon Helen Ntoso is seeking re-election to parliament to represent the people for the third term and has since picked her nomination forms.
The Former District Chief Executive ( DCE) for Krachi West, Hon Moses Punye and the Constituency Chairman, Hon Daniel Eko on behalf of the MP took turns and shared great insights and urged the constituents to exercises regularly.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com /Felix Nyaaba