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Over 500 Sankore residents receive free eye screening and reading glasses to improve their eyesight

Ahafo Regional Minister, George Boakye, has advised Ghanaians to deem it relevant to go for eye screening at health facilities to ensure their eyes are in good condition and disease-free.

The Minister gave the advice when the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) collaborated with the Asunafo South District Assembly and BaaMensa Foundation to offer free eye screening and reading glasses to over 500 people in Sankore.

He explained that one of the most important human organs which needs to be properly taken care of is the eye.

Over 500 Sankore residents receive free eye screening and reading glasses to improve their eyesight
Some residents waiting to have their eyes screened

“If you have a stomachache, you can use your eyes to pick the required medicine and drink, but when your eyes can’t see, you won’t even see where the medicine is”, he said.

Mr. Boakye said that is the inspiration behind the decision to roll out such an exercise since per their survey, many residents are reluctant to go for eye screening on their own.

Over 500 Sankore residents receive free eye screening and reading glasses to improve their eyesight
Some of the spectacles on display

He commended the Asunafo South District Assembly led by the Chief Executive, Frank Aduse Poku, for leading the assembly to financially support such an important exercise to improve the health of Sankore residents and also indicated that the exercise has come to stay.

The Executive Director of BaaMensa Foundation, Kwame Baa Mensa, mentioned that the exercise offered them the chance to advise and provide drugs and high-quality spectacles to the residents after a thorough examination.

Over 500 Sankore residents receive free eye screening and reading glasses to improve their eyesight
Executive Director of BaaMensa Foundation, Kwame Baa Mensa

He said the free eye screening is an annual exercise for the foundation, and Sankore was selected after the work of their research team indicated that many of the residents have eyesight challenges that required interventions, hence the collaboration with the other stakeholders.

Mr. Baa Mensa also expressed his delight with the cooperation of the RCC, the assembly, and the residents, and urged them to be interested in what happens to their eyes and seek early treatment to avoid going blind.

Over 500 Sankore residents receive free eye screening and reading glasses to improve their eyesight

Some beneficiaries of the free eye screening and reading glasses exercise in Sankore also expressed appreciation to the foundation and their collaborators for coming to their aid.


[Source: MyJoyOnline.com]

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