Inside Accra’s main train station, a group of medical workers are busy at work, screening patients for various illnesses.
The doctors and nurses come from the Center Clinic, a facility providing general and specialist health services in Accra’s central business district.
On Saturday, September 10, hundreds of traders and chief porters, who often resorted to self-medication when sick, had the opportunity to see doctors and receive free care. This was the third medical screening exercise conducted by the clinic. The first was made in December 2020 to launch the installation.
Guests at Saturday’s event – from the youngest to the oldest – praised the establishment for its CSR initiative.
“I am very grateful to the clinic for supporting us in this way. Many people have illnesses they don’t even know about. Such exercises help to discover them,” said Eugenia Mensah, a patron. JoyNews.
Another patient said: “I came here for the screening, not for the general health check. I only came here for my eye exams.
“My selection has just ended. I am now going to see the doctor. I wish they could come regularly,” said Kweku Boateng, a patron.
Driven by a need to contribute to society, the hospital said it would expand its health screening campaign to many other areas of the capital.
A Center Clinic physician, Dr. Eugene Offer, said the clinic is committed to helping residents of the central business district get the best healthcare.
“It’s all about impact, getting health care to people in the market, people who can’t afford as much. Here, everything we do is outreach. It is an act of love. We also want to ensure good quality health care. We give back to everyone around us,” he said.
The clinic offers general eye and medical care, but officials hope to add more services this year.
A breast cancer screening exercise will be carried out in October, the pink month.
October is breast cancer awareness monthwhich is marked in countries around the world and helps to increase attention and support for awareness, early diagnosis and treatment as well as palliative care for women facing this disease.
The Centre’s final health screening exercise this year will take place in December.