Free medical screening boosts Radio Windy Bay listenership - King Batuka

Radio Windy Bay (RWB) 98.3FM Coordinator, Jones Appiah Kubi popularly known as King Batuka hinted that the monthly free medical screening exercise held in collaboration with Diabetes Care for West Africa, a Non Governmental Organisation was giving positive impact to the station hence, increasing its listenership.

The free medical screening is a monthly exercise that seeks to diagnose hypertension or diabetic patients and make recommendations for them to prevent the disease. It has been the third of its kind with Pankye being the first community to benefit, Sarkagyamano the next to benefit and the final suburb Lancaster of Mburabamu Electoral Area.

In an exclusive interview with the coordinator of RWB, Jones Appiah Kubi he said, “I am so much impressed with the third edition of the medical screening because attendance was great as compared to the first two. We have done lots of work to reach our listeners this time and I must say it has been so nice.”

“We hope this exercise gives positive impact to RWB and I believe it is increasing our listenership. Unfortunately, no survey has been carried out to confirm this assertion but I strongly believe the exercise has boosted our listenership.” He said.    

The Assembly member of Mburabamu Electoral Area, Honourable John Kennedy Impraim was also there to support the event. He congratulated the management of RWB to have put together such exercise to create awareness of high blood pressure and diabetes.

“I feel great and honoured to be part of the programme because health issues were part of the plans I had for my constituents during the assembly election. For RWB to collaborate with Diabetes Care for West Africa to bring such exercise to my electorates, then I must do everything possible to support this good initiative.” He said.

He added that “I came to serve not to rule thus, I shall continue to serve my people till my tenure ends. I pray they keep supporting me so I deliver proficiently.”

“I still have a lot of plans for them. My next benevolent work is to print 1000 pieces of exercise books and distribute to the less privileged in my community.” He said.

The third free medical screening exercise took place on Saturday 14th October, 2017 at Papa Otu Fie around Lancaster, a suburb of Winneba.

The next beneficiary is likely to be inmates at Winneba Prisons or some villages around Winneba. 

By: Godlove KB Tetteh

       Media Relations

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