By Laudia Sawer
Tema, Aug. 19,
GNA - The First Battalion of Infantry (1BN) of the Ghana Armed Forces will provide free medical services to residents of
Gbetsiley in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality, as part of the Army week celebration.
The annual Army
week celebration would be observed nationwide
on the theme, “Ghana Army Providing Security for National Development”.
Coloniel Simon Nyante, Commanding Officer,
the 1BN, announced the medical outreach programme when Heartlove
Foundation, a non-governmental organization, presented medical items to the
Infantry at Michel Camp.
Lt. Col. Nyante
noted that his outfit decided to give back to one of the nearest communities,
leading to the selection of Gbetseley to benefit from the free medical
He noted that
residents would receive free screening of their blood pressure, body mass
index, and other medical assessments adding that military doctors and nurses
would be available for the exercise.
He urged the
residents to take advantage of the exercise which would be carried out on
August 22, 2019 to know their health
Touching on the
items presented to the Medical Resource Service (MRS) of 1BN, he expressed his
appreciation of the gesture, indicating that the items would help in the
healthcare of personnel of the unit as
well as community members.
items, Mr Jacob Amevor, Chairman of Heartlove Foundation, said it was part of
their mission to help medical facilities, the aged and the less privileged
adding that the presentation was their second
to the MRS in three years.
included wheelchairs, bath tools, needles, eye glasses, surgical antiseptics,
and medical stretchers trolleys, bed sheets, nursing aids, infusion, gowns and