The Vodafone Ghana Foundation, through its Healthfest outreach programme, has provided free medical screening to 300 residents of Dambai in the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region.
The team of doctors and nurses screened hundreds of residents for ailments such as blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid, and HIV. As part of the exercise, residents with abnormal medical conditions were treated and given medication. As a plus, the Foundation assisted in renewing the National Health Insurance cards of residents.
Commenting on the initiative, the Head of the Vodafone Foundation, Rev. Amaris Nana Perbi, reiterated Vodafone’s commitment to contributing to the delivery of quality healthcare to Ghanaians.
"We believe our presence today at Dambai with a team of health professionals from the Ghana Health Service will help bridge geographical barriers and provide access to quality healthcare. One of our key commitments at Vodafone Ghana Foundation is ensuring that individuals receive free and quality healthcare services through the various initiatives we implement, "he said.
The Municipal Director of Health Services for Krachi East, Amin Abdul Muttalib, also thanked the Vodafone Ghana Foundation.
We extend our profound gratitude and thanks to Vodafone Ghana Foundation for this wonderful outreach service they have rendered to the people of Dambai. We are so grateful. It is a one-stop-shop health screening activity. Many screening activities have taken place: from registration, to lab investigations of typhoid, malaria, HIV, and Hepatitis B, the provision of COVID-19 vaccines, the renewal of National Health Insurance cards, to free medication and ultrasound scans. This is wonderful. The people of Dambai are grateful to the Vodafone Ghana Foundation. This will improve our health status and ensure that we are fit.
In an interview, a beneficiary, Yaw Ansah, praised the Vodafone Ghana Foundation for the free health services.
"I am a driver who sits for long hours and because of this, I have developed waist pain. The medical team examined me and prescribed some medications. I feel better after taking the medication.Thank you, Vodafone Ghana Foundation, "he said."
The Vodafone Ghana Foundation, through initiatives such as Healthfest, has created opportunities for residents in rural areas across Ghana to access medical services with convenience. The aim of Vodafone’s Healthfest is to offer free and quality healthcare to communities in the country. Beneficiaries receive free medical consultation, counseling, and medication for specific ailments.