Dr. Wiafe
Dr. Wiafe

Dr. Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai, Chief Executive Officer of Peace and Love Hospitals has stressed the on the need for regular medical check-ups to ensure early detection of diseases for treatment.

She advised, women should have regular check-ups and shouldn’t stay home and prayer camps for their diseases to spread to the lungs, liver, bones and the brain since they do not experience pain in the breast.

She was speaking at a health screening exercise conducted by the ANAQ Foundation, a Kumasi-based health NGO in collaboration with the Peace and Love Hospital, to provide free medical screening for the people and also educate them on health issues that were affecting them.

Dr Mrs Wiafe Addai, who is also the President of Breast Care International, urged women to regularly conduct self-examination of their breast and report any abnormal situations for early treatment.

She said, breast cancer is one of the most curable diseases in the world, however, women should always bring such cases to the hospital when they develop lumps and should always have breast examinations especially at the age 20 and above, whereas 40 onwards should go for mammograms.

Miss Ama Nyarko Attafuah Quainoo, President of ANAQ Foundation, on her part, explained that, the sickle cell disease is occurred when parties with AS and AC bloods come together. According to her, it has no cure but can be managed till old age.

She stressed on the need for the people to check and know their blood group in order to receive early treatment in times of health emergencies.

Ms Mercy Adomaa Besseah, Acting Ashanti Regional Director of the National Population Council (NPC), also called on the people to embrace family planning services to help space up their births.

She noted that, controlling our population was the only guaranteed way to promote development and improve the living standards of the people and as well as offload burdens put on the government as in economic and developmental problems.

She said, when population increases, government spends more on food, clothing, health, Shelter etc. She cited an example on health, as the population of Ghana is 28 million and still counting, doctors are burdened because the doctor to patient ratio is so high.

By:Osei K. Peter/Newsghana.com.gh

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