The Pokuaa Foundation, has organized an extensive free health screening programme and registration of citizens on NHIS for thousands of residents at Whindo / Assakae and Mpatado /Adientem in the Kwesimintsim constituency, Western region.
This initiative aimed to provide essential healthcare services to the residents of the region, with the objective of promoting well-being and improving the overall health of the community.
The event was meticulously planned and executed by a team of dedicated healthcare professionals, and volunteers led by the Pokuaa Foundation.
The Pokuaa Foundation is owned by the Deputy Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) responsible for Human Resources and Administration, Mrs Yaa Pokuaa Baiden.
According to Mrs Baiden, the foundation was determined to make a positive impact on the lives of the people in the region.
The first free health screening which also helped register health insurance cards for residents took place in the spacious Assakae Roman Catholic Church at Assakae.
The second event took place at the Mpatado Methodist Church at Adientem on Thursday, May 25, 2023.
On the designated days, people from all walks of life flocked to the community centers. The atmosphere was filled with a sense of hope and gratitude, as individuals and families eagerly awaited their turn to benefit from the comprehensive health screenings.
The event offered a wide range of services, including blood pressure checks, blood sugar level assessments, cholesterol screenings, and general health consultations.
The healthcare professionals exhibited immense dedication and compassion as they provided their services. They took the time to explain the results to each participant, offering guidance on necessary lifestyle changes and educating them about preventive measures to maintain good health.
The importance of regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and the significance of routine medical check-ups was emphasized, empowering individuals to take charge of their own well-being.
The free health screening programme by the Pokuaa Foundation in the Western region was an overwhelming success.
The event not only addressed immediate health concerns but also fostered a culture of proactive healthcare within the community.
Some beneficiaries of the health screening also expressed appreciation to Mrs Baiden and her team of Clinicians who carried out the screening.
The impact of this initiative was far-reaching. People became more conscious of their health and began taking proactive steps toward maintaining a healthier lifestyle.
The free health screening in the Western region became a beacon of hope, inspiring individuals and communities to prioritize their health, take proactive measures, and work collectively towards a brighter and healthier future for all.