Anfrebeats.com /October 22, 2018/
Story: Kwabena Dwomoh Piesie
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)