The Manhean Zongo Chief, Sarki Abdul Kadir Ahmed Abdul Kadir in collaboration with Kemet Hospital on Friday held a free breast screening exercise for women within the Manhean Zango Community and its environs in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region. The breast screening exercise formed part of activities to mark this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The screening aims at creating awareness and providing care for women within the Manhean Zango to know the condition of their breasts by examining them. The exercise further provided an opportunity for the women to be counseled on appropriate care and ways to prevent breast cancer. The screening recorded about 100 women at the end of the exercise.
Hadijatu Hashim, the Financial Manager of Kemet Hospital and the coordinator of the exercise stated that it forms part of the hospital’s responsibilities to organize a free health screening exercise especially during the Breast Cancer Awareness month. She reiterated that the Hospital is not targeting only breast screening but other ailments including blood pressure, Malaria, diabetes among others. The Hospital aims to reach out to many women within the Manhean and other neighbouring communities to provide good and quality health care for the people and protect them from breast cancer. According to Hadijatu Hashim, the women were taught how to self-examine their breasts and report to the Kemet Hospital whenever they identify lumps in their breasts; adding that those diagnosed or suspicious of lumps were referred to the Kemet Hospital for scanning and treatment while those with significant risk factors for cancer, were counseled on the need to regularly self-examine themselves.
On his part, the Manhean Zango Chief, Sarki Abdul Kadir Ahmed Abdul Kadir advised the women to adhere to the directive of the health workers to help prevent breast cancer. He urged them to be ambassadors or advocates on the need for women to fight against breast cancer.
Source: WadataOnline.com/Muhammed Faisal Mustapha