Inmates of the Kumasi Central Prison have benefited from a health screening exercise organised by Sompahemaa foundation.
A team of healthe workers led by Mrs Irene Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu who is the founder of Sompahemaa foundation screened hundreds of inmates of Hepatitis B, diabetes, prostrate breast cancer and other medical conditions free of charge.
Beneficiaries who tested positive were given instant medication while others were taking to hospitals for treatment and those who tested negative were vaccinated against various viral disease.
The team also checked their blood pressure, blood groups, sugar levels and provided ultrasound scan services as well.
Additionally, the foundation donated some items worth millions of cedis.
Mrs Irene Osei Kyei Mensah also known as Sompahemaa said the exercise formed part of her corporate social responsibility to vulnerable.
He said her outfit had always supported the underprivileged, saying that, the welfare of prison inmates was the collective responsibility of all well-meaning Ghanaians.
“We shall continue to support the marginalised in society as NGO by addressing their basic health needs”, she stated.
Seond in command (2IC) of Prison Osman Tasan Baidoo, Head of the Prison Infirmary, applauded Mrs Mensah Bonsu for the exercise, which he said was critical to the health of the inmates considering huge numbers.
He said because of the overcrowding in the facility, the inmates were prone to various diseases, hence, such health interventions was critical to their health.
By: Akwadaa Nyame(SilverFM)