Breast Care International (BCI), the internationally recognized non-governmental organization last week medically screened members of the Association of Women in Poultry Farming at Nsuta, a famous town in the Ashanti Region.
Ailments screened for were breast cancer, high blood pressure, malaria, diabetes and other common illnesses found in the body.
The day coincidentally fell on the International Women’s Day, the 8th of March, 2019 and was also used by the female poultry rearing group to formally inaugurate the association.
Present at this elaborate and colorful occasion were national, regional and district officials of the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers, Association of Cancer Survivors as well as chiefs and people of the Nsuta community.
Giving the audience counsel before the screening, President of BCI and CEO of Peace and Love Hospitals, Dr Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai
urged women as well as the public to take issues about their health serious.
Periodic checks at the hospital, Dr Wiafe noted will help people to deal with ailments that spring up in the body without any signs showing.
She advised females to do self checks of their breasts to ensure they are in good condition at all times.
Dr Wiafe, a cancer surgeon also advised the public to seek early treatment for whatever signs that show up in their bodies, adding breast cancer and other illnesses are best treated at early stages.
‘’It is quite important that we all get this point that the best time to treat any disease or illness is to go to the hospital early whenever we discover or we realize unusual happenings in our bodies’’, Mrs Wiafe urged.
Nana Adu Agyei Bonsafo, Nsutamanhene commended the BCI President for her relentless efforts in advocating for healthy lifestyles by the public.
Speaking succinctly during a courtesy call on him by the Association of Women in Poultry and Officials of BCI at his palace, Nana Bonsafo said the cancer surgeon has showed enormous love for people especially her female folk who report cases in the breast at the Peace and Love hospitals.
By treating them almost free of charge, the Chief noted Dr Addai has done her best to help women overcome ailments in the breast.
Nana Bonsafo, however, charged the public to heed to advice and report aliments to the hospital early, adding the best way to overcome sudden death is to be punctual at the hospital so every hidden disease is discovered and treated early.