It appears many residents of Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital are walking in town carrying the coronavirus without knowing their status.
This was evident when two residents of Koforidua -Old Estate tested positive for covid-19 during the launch of Vodafone Ghana Foundation’s 12th anniversary dubbed the “Kindred Month with a Health fest Medical Screening” at Old Estate on Thursday, January 27, 2021.
So far New Juaben South and New Juaben North have recorded 71 and 5 Covid-19 cases respectively within two weeks as of January 22, 2021. Two of the patients were in critical condition.
The two persons who tested positive during the Vodafone health screening were among 82 residents who were tested for the virus.
They were quickly sent to the Covid-19 Isolation and Treatment center by personnel of the Ambulance service who were on standby at the event.
The event saw hundreds of residents in Old Estate a suburb of Koforidua who turned out screened on various diseases.
As of 2:00pm into the event, two (2) out of 302 persons screened for Hepatitis B have tested positive for the disease.
Fourteen (14) suspected cases of Tuberculosis were detected among 17 persons screened by the medical team.
Also, 28 out of 402 screened for glucose were identified to have high glucose.
A cholesterol test conducted on 301 persons identified 12 with high cholesterol levels.
17 cases of anemia were recorded out of 204 screened at the time.
33 persons out of 424 checked were also found to have high blood pressure.
Other cases detected include six (6) prostate enlargement, 9 cases of myoma, three (3) pelvic inflammatory diseases, one ovarian cyst case, and six (6) cases of malaria.
All persons screened for typhoid and HIV were however negative.
Vodafone Ghana foundation also registered and renewed the health insurance cards of hundreds of residents.
The Head of Vodafone Ghana Foundation and Sustainability Ameris Nana Adjei Perbi told Starr news “we don’t just screen but then we make sure we take care of the person from the beginning so the person is healed or recovered. We make sure they have their national health insurance card, we treat them”.
He said the Kindred month launched will be marked annually in February to help address community needs.
“Apart from the health festival, we are also launching Kindred month, for the whole of February Vodafone Ghana foundation will be doing activities for Communities”
He advised Ghanaians to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 preventive protocols.
Source: Mybrytfmonline.com/Obed Ansah