Specialist health care continues to elude Ghanaians in the lower economic bracket. It is rather surprising that those who need specialist care are not entirely covered for the service.
As part of the 5th anniversary celebration, the Trust Specialist Hospital organized a health walk and free health screening exercise to promote health living. Administration, doctors and nurses of the hospital volunteered their service to Osu Kuku hill community as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The theme for this celebration; “Access to specialist care, a priority in health service delivery” is in true spirit of the health walk and free health screening exercise. There were over 200 patients from the immediate community who took advantage of the screening exercise to check their health. Specialist services offered included optometry, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), Dental service, Blood pressure and sugar tests, dietetic clinics and many other. Patients who were diagnosed with serious issues where referred to see a doctor.
Community members and passersby who patronized the voluntary service lauded the idea and commended management for their service. Some were not shy to offer their opinions, however. Some community member noted that the screening exercise would have been perfect if not for the fact that the doctors did not prescribe medicines for them.
Doctors and medical staff attended to all age groups ranging from 4years old to 60 years.