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Tobbin Foundation organise health screening for public

Accra, July 17, GNA –
The Samuel Amo Tobbin Foundation in collaboration with the Tobinco
Pharmaceuticals Limited (TPL) has organised a free health screening and
medication exercise for over 1000 people as part of its corporate social
responsibility.

The screening exercise
was conducted on variety of health disorders including HIV, Blood Pressure,
Sugar Levels, Malaria, Syphilis, and Hepatitis B for both adults and children.

Drugs including
anti-malarial, cough mixtures and syrups, blood tonics, painkillers, pain
relieve ointments, anti-inflammatory drugs, oral suspension syrup and
metronidazole tablets (de-wormer) were shared among all participants of the
exercise.

The exercise was
conducted by medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technicians and
health assistants from the 37 Military Hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and
Mallam Atta Government Clinic.

Mrs Millicent Akoto,
Executive Director of the Foundation speaking in an interview to the Ghana News
Agency, said many participants attended from Alajo, Kotobabi, Newtown, Caprice,
Maamobi, Nima, Kokomlemle, Mallam Atta, Pigfarm and its environs.

She said the free
health screening was aimed at promoting healthy living among the public who
were also clients of the Tobinco Group of Companies in diverse ways; adding
that apart from the free drugs that were given to the adults, the children who
were screened were also given de-worming treatments.

“The Tobinco Group is
here to create awareness on any hidden and/or exposed diseases through medical
screening and de-worming, as well as provide counselling and free medication
for the public,” she said. 

Mr Ben Kpabi Tetteh,
General Manager, Marketing and Communications, told the GNA that the exercise,
which started many years ago and had been organised across the country as part
of the company’s CSR, sought to ensure that the public lived healthy lives.

Dr Samuel Yaw Antwi,
Physician of the Foundation and Head of the Medical team, advised the public to
exercise regularly since it served as a pain killer to the body.

He also advised the
public to go for regular medical checks and cautioned the youth to abstain from
excessive drinking of alcohol as it had health implications.

“Excessive drinking of
alcohol is another killer in our society today, young men and women must desist
from such habit which is not helping to keep the generation healthy,” he said.

GNA

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