A lecturer of nursing at the Pentecost University College (PUC), Felicia Dagadu, has stated that many of the diseases that Ghanaians contract today are lifestyle-related.
She made this remark during a health outreach organized by the Pentecost University College at Sowutuom where hundreds of residents were screened and treated for various ailments.
The medical outreach was part of activities to mark the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Pentecost University College.
Madam Felicia Dagadu disclosed that, “most of the people screened complained of dizziness, which is mainly due to hypertension”.
“We also recorded a high incidence of people having high blood sugar contents”.
The medical screening was done at the palace of the Chief of Sowutuom Traditional Area, Nii Osabu Kwei I and the Israel Park at Sowutuom where both children and elderly turned up for the free medical screening, consultation and treatment.
The screening was done by Medical Officers from the Pentecost Hospital, with support from students from the Nursing Department of PUC, the Korle Bu Medical and Dental School. Fidelity Bank also supported the medical outreach.
Among ailments recorded were cataract, malaria (especially among children), hypertension, and diabetes.
Those with serious cases were referred to the nearest health facilities to seek treatment.
Madam Felicia advised people to pay particular attention to their diets as this is one of the surest ways of preventing diseases.
The Chief of Sowutuom Traditional Area, Nii Osabu Kwei I, expressed their appreciation to PUC for thinking about the community which hosts the school.
The medical outreach follows an earlier blood donation exercise and a health walk.
Established in 2003, the Pentecost University College has been providing quality and affordable education to Ghanaians and foreign nationals.
The university college will soon become fully independent to start its Post Doctoral courses.
By: Kwame Botchway/citifmonline.com/Ghana