Thousands of residents in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region capital, have benefited from a two-day free health screening exercise by the Asafo-Agyei Hospital located in Daaban, a suburb of Kumasi.
Beneficiaries were screened for various diseases with special emphasis on Hemorrhoids popularly known as piles.
The Asafo-Agyei Hospital is noted for the non-surgical treatment of piles since it started operation some 26 years ago.
People from different parts of the world have contacted the hospital for treatment as the facility boasts of the lowest recurrent rate of the piles disease.
Chief Executive Officer of the Asafo-Agyei Hospital, Archbishop Prof. Dr. Asafo-Agyei Anane Frempong addressing participants and the media during the event emphasized the need for the public to do regular medical check up to expose certain hidden diseases for prompt remedy.
“This has always been the reason we engage in regular health screening exercises. We are also particularly focusing on screening people for piles because our observation is that most Ghanaians attribute every disease to piles which is not the way to go.
"Piles affect only the anal area and even more important to note is that other diseases can also develop in the anus as such the need to screen the person to know the exact disease,” he said.
Archbishop Prof. Dr. Asafo-Agyei Anane Frempong seized the occasion to announce the soon-to-be-launched ‘Archbishop Asafo-Agyei Foundation’ to assist in providing better and regular healthcare for people.
The foundation which will be launched next month on September 7, 2017, at the hospital’s premises.
He revealed that the Foundation will not only cater for the poor but people who lack knowledge on certain key diseases especially piles which is common among people.