Rotary Club and CHSS Offer Free Healthcare Services
Thu, 08/11/2016 - 09:40
The Centre for Hearing and Speech Services (CHSS) of the University of Education, Winneba partnered the Rotary Club of Accra to provide free eye and ear screening services to two communities in Gyaahadze near Winneba. The event which took place last Saturday 9th August, 2016, at the Methodist Rafiki Village, brought together over 100 inhabitants of the two communities in Gyaahadze including women, men and children of all ages and stages of life. A team of medical practitioners from the Audiology department of the University of Education, Winneba led by Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar Dr. Yaw Nyadu Offei, an audiologist offered medical treatment to attendees. Speaking at the event, the president of Rotary Club of Accra, Lamtig Apanga noted that the services being provided was a step further taken against the background of the donation of a mobile audiology van to the Audiology department of the University of Education, Winneba by the Rotary Club of UK. He again emphasized on the readiness of the club to serve society at all times using the expertise and skills of its members and other professionals they could bring together. Attendees were screened for various eye and ear related problems including wax, otitis externa, otitis media, glaucoma and other eye/ear disorders. Dr. Yaw Nyadu Offei in a statement shed light on the significant role the ear plays on the human body and how defects could impair hearing in the classroom which could affect the academic performance of the pupil or student in class. He cautioned parent against employing self medication in the treatment of ear problems as it could create complications which could have been avoided if the problem was diagnosed early by an audiologist. On his part, the Methodist pastor at the Methodist Rafiki Village, Ekwo Sey expressed gratitude to the Labone Rotary Club in Accra and commended them for the passion to render services to humanity. He also made the appeal for the conduct of regular screening exercises for the orphanage and the inhabitants of the communities.