National service personnel at Dominase Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) hospital at Essumijaman in the Bekwai Municipality in the Ashanti region have organised a blood donation exercise and health screening for residents of the town.

The group comprising of registered general nurses, midwives and community health nurses embarked on the exercise to climax their one year mandatory service to the nation.

The Secretary of the nurses and midwives at the hospital, Ms Charlotte Brayie Acheamfour explained that the exercise was aimed at stocking the hospital's blood bank as well as identify and treat ailments affecting people in the area.

Ms Brayie impelled the residents of Essumijaman to adhere to regular medical checkups which could serve as a guild to healthy living, adding that "anytime you donate blood you save a life".

She also cautioned participants of the exercise against sedentary lifestyle. "Many are suffering from high blood pressure due to lifestyle. We can avoid this and improve upon our health status by exercising daily, drink more water and eat well balanced diet," she advised.

The maiden exercise saw hundreds of community dwellers screened of various medical conditions including diabetes and hypertension.

Source: Ghana/ Maxwell Ofori Atta


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