Many constituents of Ofoase Ayirebi in the Eastern Region have benefited from a free medical screening exercise organised by the Kufuor Foundation, ABC News can report.
The exercise, which was organised in partnership with the Member of Parliament for the area, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, formed part of activities marking the 81st birthday of former President John Agyekum Kufuor.
The constituents were taken through Breast screening, Hepatitis B test, Body mass, Hypertension tests, among others.
The team from the J. A Kufuor foundation included doctors, nurses, lab technicians, scholars and was led by Dr. Pascal Brenya.
They were received by Andrews Owusu Debrah, an Assistant to the MP of Ofoase-Ayirebi, DCE for Akyemansa, Paul Asamoah, NPP Constituency executives and Ayirebi polling station executives.
The exercise also coincided with a mentorship program for over 800 students at the Ayirebi Senior High School.
A senior management member of the Kufour Foundation told journalists that the foundation organized the exercise in recognition of the outstanding performance of the MP, who is also the Minister for Information, and as a means of motivating young and promising individuals in the country.
He further explained that the purpose of the exercise was to check early detection of diseases among the constituents and encourage disease prevention and control.
Some of the beneficiaries of the exercise expressed profound gratitude to the Kufour Foundation and Oppong Nkrumah for the opportunity offered them and appealed to the team to sustain the exercise to ensure access to quality health care in the area.