|A soldier paramedic attending to a patient|
The entire community of Nyagbo-Agodome in the Afadjato south district of the Volta region was filled with excitement when a medical team from the Military Academy of the Ghana Armed Forces brought health care to their door steps last Friday.
The nine member medical team comprising a medical doctor, a Principal Nursing officer and six other paramedics screened and treated about 500 persons of various ailments.
Ailments diagnosed and treated according to Dr. Munkaila Masuru, include, hypertension, skin disorders, Malaria, Pneumonia and others which the team administered hypertension drugs, analgesics, de-wormers, minerals, vitamin supplements and anti-malaria drugs free of charge. Persons with severe conditions were however referred to the Volta regional hospital for further treatment.
Major Patience Awumee an instructor at the Military Academy and a Principal Nursing Officer told Dailyguide that the rationale behind the exercise was to show appreciation to the communities in the Ho-west and Afadjato-south districts which host cadets from the Military academy annually on a training programme dubbed the ‘Eastern Trek’.
The team also presented assorted medical disposables including, dressing gauze, gloves, thermometers, syringes and needles, cotton wool, anaesthetic masks, bleach among others to the Nyagbo and Amedzofe health centres respectively.
Okusie Akyemfoli V, chief of Amedzofe, who received the items on behave of the Amedzofe health centre, thanked the Ghana armed forces for the gesture and promise the items will be put to good use.
He also asked the military high command to consider constructing a permanent structure in the area to accommodate the cadets and officers during the training exercise instead of sleeping in classrooms.
Earlier, the cadets led by their instructors and the commander of the Ghana Military academy, Col. Francis Buliga presented 150 mahogany seedlings to the Nyagbo-gagbefe D/A basic school and also planted some trees on the school compound to climax their one week training exercise.
|Major Awumee presenting the items|