On Wednesday morning, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South organized a medical screening for his constituents at the Abbey’s Park, Krofrom a suburb of Kumasi.
Both the aged and the youth were diagnosed for ailments they complained about.
Undertaking the screening were doctors and medical students from the Department of Physical Therapy of George Fox University, USA.
Assisting the 25 member team from the US were medical students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Mr. Ike Ebo Grant, spokesperson for the US-team said upon request from the Member of Parliament they decided to visit the constituency for the second time.
This, he noted was as a result of the positive response they got from the constituents on their first visit.
Last year, the spokesperson said they had an overwhelming turn out at separate screening venues in the constituency.
In the two places, he revealed that about 700 people showed up for the screening exercise.
‘’Upon deliberation between the US-team and the MP for Manhyia South we decided to come back for another screening exercise since the initial one yielded positive results’’, Mr. Grant posited.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper after undergoing the therapy, 60 year old cloth seller, Mary Osei expressed her delight at the opportunity to get treatment for a recurring back pain.
‘’Some of us came in our numbers to seek for this medical privilege offered at free charge by our generous Member of Parliament and we are grateful because most of the times there will be charges attached to the screening organized by others’’, Madam Osei noted.
S.K. Twene, a 73 year old resident at Ash-town said he came to the venue of the screening to get treatment for body pains he had been suffering for years.
‘’I believe the therapy the team is giving will help me overcome the incessant pains I get on my body especially during wet seasons’’, Mr. Twene stated.
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