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Ntuune Pogyua Foundation organizes health screening for 500 elderly individuals in Bolga East District

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The Ntuune Pogyua Foundation organized a Health Screening and National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) registration for 500 elderly individuals in the Bolgatanga East District. The exercise was on December 23, 2023.

The primary focus of the initiative was to raise awareness of early symptoms of dementia and detect other life-threatening diseases, including high blood pressure, among the elderly.

Dr. Nadia Adongo Fynn, the president of the foundation, emphasized the importance of providing medical support to the elderly, demonstrating love, and dispelling certain societal notions that often portray them as witches.

Speaking to the media, Dr. Fynn emphasized that the health screening not only aimed at identifying potential health issues but also provided the aged individuals with guidance on preventive measures and lifestyle adjustments.

Dr. Fynn highlighted the significance of such interventions in enhancing the overall well-being of the elderly population.

“This foundation was launched in 2018 in this constituency, and all we need to do is to provide basic healthcare and create awareness of demersal for these aged people. When we first launched the foundation, participants were around 100, but now you can see that we are hitting close to 500 and more.”

Dr. Fynn added that the foundation would also see to the need to either register or renew those who are without NHIS cards.

The beneficiaries of the health screening expressed joy and gratitude for the initiative.

Abugre Ayampoka, one of the beneficiaries, shared her appreciation, stating that the event helped her understand how to manage blood pressure issues. She praised the organizers for their commitment to the health of the elderly.

Yelko-Ang John, a medical officer at the Gambibgo health facility, commended the organizers for choosing their facility to carry out the activity.

He noted the substantial impact the health screening had on the lives of the beneficiaries in the area.

In addition to the health screening, the Ntuune Pogyua Foundation went the extra mile to spread holiday cheer among the elderly by organizing a Christmas party.

The event provided a festive atmosphere and an opportunity for the aged individuals to enjoy a joyful celebration.

Mathew Silas, the parliamentary candidate for the NPP, was present at the event and took the opportunity to encourage the public to always show love to their parents, especially when they are fortunate to reach such advanced ages.

Mr. Silas emphasized the importance of respecting and caring for the elderly and recognizing their valuable contributions to society.

The foundation, however, collaborated with health workers from the Gambibgo health facility and received support from the NPP’s constituency executives in the area to make the initiative a reality.

Source: A1Radioonline.Com | 101.1MHZ | Moses Apiah | Bolgatanga East

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