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AngloGold Ashanti offer free medical outreach for residents of Bankyim


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By Erica
Apeatua Addo, GNA

Bankyim (W/R), July 20, GNA – AngloGold
Ashanti Iduapriem (AAI) mine has offered free medical services for residents of
Bankyim in the Tarkwa Nsueam Municipal area.

The residents were screened for malaria,
hypertension, diabetes and other primary diseases by a team of medical officers
from the company’s hospital.

Dr Gyasi Annor, medical officer of AAI mine,
who led

By Erica
Apeatua Addo, GNA

Bankyim (W/R), July 20, GNA – AngloGold
Ashanti Iduapriem (AAI) mine has offered free medical services for residents of
Bankyim in the Tarkwa Nsueam Municipal area.

The residents were screened for malaria,
hypertension, diabetes and other primary diseases by a team of medical officers
from the company’s hospital.

Dr Gyasi Annor, medical officer of AAI mine,
who led the team, said about 1,500 residents benefited from the free medication
and counseling programme.

He said the programme was one of the series of
events that the company was rolling out for this year’s first aid and safety
competition which is being organized under the auspices of Minerals Commission
and the Ghana Chamber of Mines.

He said management of the firm selected
Bankyim which is one of its host communities for this programme because they
have identified various that needs to be addressed in the area.

Dr Gyasi Annor said those with special cases
were referred to nearby hospitals to enable them seek further medical
attention.

The medical officer appealed to the people of
Bankyim and its environs to keep their surrounding clean to help reduce malaria
cases being recorded in the area.

Nana Kwasi Truh I, Odikro of Tarkwa Bankyim,
who was the first to be screened, expressed appreciation to the company for
extending healthcare services to his people.

GNA


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