The Ashanti Regional Women’s wing of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has expressed its readiness to support the health needs of the vulnerable in the society by organizing health screening exercises in selected communities.
The wing comprising all the constituency women organizers in the region is also targeting over 1000 indigenes in separate screening exercises when they visit a selected community.
Over 700 residents at Adukrom in the Asawase constituency benefitted from an eye and breast cancer screening exercise organized by the Ashanti regional NPP womens wing as part of the Mothers’ Day celebrations.
The over four hour screening exercise also gave residents the chance to seek medical advice from the health experts.
The exercise which was the brainchild of the Ashanti regional Women organizer of the NPP, Nana Ama Ampomaa was also used to sensitize the residents on the dangers associated with breast cancer and eye related diseases.
She further indicated that her party and other political parties are always quick to run to these persons to solicit votes during elections, hence their health conditions must also be prioritized.
“Why I chose Adukrom in the Asawase constituency is that I have pledged to help towards improving the health conditions of the people in the region. We have to consider their health conditions first as we do politics with them because without them it will be difficult to have the NPP back in power. So we do not only want to run to them only in times of elections but we have to help them at all time,” she added.
Nana Ampomaa also used the event to send a strong message to the residents to vote out the Mahama-led administration and bring in Nana Akuffo Addo to save Ghana from the current economic challenges.
Founder and Executive Director of Cancer Health Foundation, Ms Mary Agyapong has advised patients living with Cancer to seek quick medical attention to avoid the disease from causing further harm to them.
She also urged patients with such disease to erase the notion that cancer is a spiritual disease and cannot not be cured.
Ms Agyapong believes cancer is curable if there was early detection of the disease.
The NPP Women’s wing is also preparing for a similar exercise for the people of Drobonso in the Sekyere Afram Plains district of the Ashanti region.