THE MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Upper Denkyira West, Benjamin Ayeh, has counseled his constituents to take their health needs seriously, by seeking regular medical check-ups, and also taking their medical prescriptions diligently.

This, he noted, was the only antidote to having the upper hand over medical complications, which were fast taking many lives very suddenly, and unannounced.

Corroborating his claim, he said these days people die very suddenly and unannounced, because the ailments in them do not show any symptoms, and it was only regular check-ups that would detect those diseases early enough for the appropriate medications to be applied.

By so doing, he said, the conditions would not deteriorate, hence, the doctors would have firm control over those diseases.

Mr. Ayeh made this observation when he recently donated four multi-purpose ambulances to four communities in his constituency, at a cost of GH¢140,000 from his share of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Fund, which is available to Members of Parliament.

He also urged his constituents to do regular exercises, which has become an important ingredient in the survival needs of man.

He said it was important for one to do regular exercises to build the immune system and make it more capable of fighting diseases.

To further strengthen their health, the MP again, advised them to take particular interest in what they eat, since that was what ultimately makes their health.

The ambulances, which would be deposited at the various health posts of the beneficiary communities, would also perform multiple functions such as periodic mobile clinics to other communities and surroundings in the Upper Denkyira West Constituency.

The benefitting communities include Diaso, Ntom, Subin and Dominase all in the Upper West Denkyira West constituency.

Ben Ayeh said the idea was to make health service delivery very easily accessible to his constituents, including the aged, who could not regularly attend periodic check-ups.

Special communication gadgets have been provided in all the ambulances to enable people call during emergency situations.

He promised to pay the salaries of drivers of the vehicles, and also pay for the regular maintenance of those vehicles.

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