Story: Zainabu Issah
The Iranian Red Cresent(IRC) and the Red Cross Society (RCS) of Ghana have jointly organised a one day free health screening exercise for the residents of the Nima-Mamobi community in Accra.
The exercise was aimed at bringing health care to the doorstep of needy people.
Hundreds of people in the two communities benefitted from the exercise
The President of RCS, Professor Kwabena Mante Bosompem, said specialised health care facilities were located in particular places in the community but the health seeking behaviour of the people did not allow them to visit the hospitals.
" We, therefore organised, this screening exercise to bring out people who are not well so they could have access to health care," he said.
He added that since most of the people in the community reported late to the hospitals with chronic diseases like malaria, diarrhoea and fever, tghe screening exercise would help to detect diseases early for treatment.
The Director of the Iran Clinic, Dr Rezu Bulader said the clinic was always ready to provide medical services to the needy in society.
"It is also part of our social responsibility to donate and give free medical care to the people when the need arises," he said.
The Ambassador of Iran to Ghana, Mr Latifi Namin, who was also present Iran, it was proper for Iran to help the government of Ghana to extend medical services to its people to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
The screening brought together three doctors, two nurses, two pharmacists and one dentist doctor assisted by the RCS of Ghana.