The much anticipated free medical screening exercise of the Family Health Hospital Limited, the operators of the premium private medical tertiary institution in the country, will come off this week.
The medical screening exercise, is expected to help boost the healthcare needs of media practitioners in the Greater Accra region.
The Family Health Hospital Limited, Family Health Medical School and Family Health Nursing and Midwifery school, are all subsidiaries of the Family Health Group at Teshie in the Greater Accra region.
The Family Health Group is organizing the health screening exercise in collaboration with African First Ladies, an umbrella body of the wives of Presidents of the African continent.
The exercise which is slated for Friday September 9, 2016 at 9 AM will be held at the Independence Square is partnership with the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), also the association of journalists in the country.
The health screening exercise is expected to screen over five hundred personnel from various media organizations in the Greater Accra region.
The health screening exercise is on the Theme: “Good Health Better Life, the Role of Media Practitioners in Nation Building”.
According to the management of the Family Health Group, it took the decision for the free screening for media practitioners due to the nature of their work and the serious stresses they face in the execution of their work.
The Family Health Group said this in recognition of the invaluable role the media plays in the nation building as well as shaping the views of the citizenry.
The Family Health Group explains that the exercise forms part of the Social Corporate Responsibility being undertaken with the free medical exercise.
The Family Health Group appreciates the participation of all media organizations and therefore hopes to use the opportunity to promote healthy living for media personnel in the country
The speakers at the opening ceremony will include Affrail Monney, President of GJA, Prof. Yao Kwawukume and the President of Family Health Medical School.
The rest are Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia, who will be speaking as the Special Guest of Honour among others like Abdul-Malik Kwaku Baako;
Managing Editor of New Crusading Guide and a permanent panelist on “News File”, a social- political programme aired on Accra-based Joy FM and Kwesi Pratt (Jnr), Managing Editor of Insight and also a permanent panelist on Radio Gold’s flagship political programme “Alhaji and Alhaji.