GOVERNMENT TO EMBARK ON ANOTHER HEALTH SCREENING FOR STUDENTS – GHANA EYE SECRETARIAT


Anfrebeats.com      /October 22, 2018/

Story: Kwabena Dwomoh Piesie 

 

                         Dr James Addy

The Director for Ghana Eye Secretariat, Dr James Addy has stated

that, the Government will once again embark on health screening

for Senior high schools and the basic schools students.  Dr. James Addy

addressing the house during the 6th Annual General Meeting, organized

by the Ghana Optometric Association under the theme,

Eye care anywhere the role of your optometrist”

he said the Ghana Health Service ( GHS ) in collaboration with Ghana Education

Service (GES ) embarked on a health screening for the first year SHS students and the

results that was recorded during the exercise necessitated the expansion of the exercise

to the basic and junior high schools, because students who was able to take part in the

previous screening now knows their health conditions.

Dr. James Addy concluded that, the exercise will begin with the green track students

and the basic schools will be screened. The gold track students will be screened in December.

The health screening is part of Government policies of providing quality education and training.


However, the President of Ghana Optometric Association, DSP, Dr. Remi Ninkpe said, about

two hundred thousands Ghanaians are suffering from eye infections and it is the dream of the

association to create awareness on the various eye diseases and the need to seek medical attention.

Editor: Anebo Fredrick (Anfred)

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