The Ansu Ababio Paediatric Centre of the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital has undertaken a free medical screening exercise for over 200 children at Fetentaa Refugee Camp at Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.
The children include babies and some nursery, Kindergarten and Junior High School (JHS) students and pupils drawn from the Saint Matthew’s Basic School situated at the Camp.
They were screen by the Centre’s medical team comprising nurses, physician and dental assistants, different cases includes eye and ear diseases, nutritional and neurological problems were treated.
Mr Anthony Dontoh, the Senior House Officer, Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital stated that the Hospital decided to extend services beyond its jurisdiction in Dormaa-Ahenkro to reach out to the children at the refugee camp because it forms part of its social responsibility agenda to do so.
He said drugs such as blood tonics; Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS), Paracetamol, Multivit, and cough syrup were freely dispensed to the parents.
The team also took the opportunity to donate various items to the children and their parents disposal syringes, second hand clothes, 10 crates of eggs, one box mineral water, 20 bottles of detergents, one bag of omo, and one bag of footwear.
The others include two gallons of cooking oil, one bag sugar, five bags of rice, and three boxes of sardine.
Presenting the items, Dr. Anthony Dontoh, said this is part of the Centre’s biannual screening and donation programme adding the Camp was selected after a random sampling had been conducted.
He expressed delight about how the refugees were enthused about the exercise and expressed the hope that this would serve as a good platform to improve coordination and collaboration between the Hospital and the Camp.
Mr. Emmanuel AnsuTwum, Head of Field Unit, United Nations High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR), Sunyani, thanked the team for the kind gesture and asked for divine blessing for them.
By: Robert Tachie Menson