Executives of United Service To Africa (USTA) have offered free medical screening to inmates and officers of Kumasi Central Prison.
The exercise covered eye, dental, blood glucose, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.
Inclusive to the package was a free surgery, which also covered medical cases such as hernia, cataract, keloid, etc.
On eye screening, free prescription glasses were given whereas those with dental problems has their teeth filled or extracted.
They also donated cooked food, clothing, detergents, sanitary pads
The exercise was conducted through a collaboration with Ghana Adventist Health Service.
Addressing the media, President for United Service To Africa Dr. Kwame Boateng Agyemang said reaching out to the inmates was their first time, briefing that the organisation has been carrying out the intervention yearly since 2019.
This year’s edition which fell on October benefitted schools including Bantama SDA SHS, Kumasi Anglican SHS, SDA Nursing and Midwifery Training Colleges at Barekese and Kwadaso.
Residents of communities including Takyiman, Bremang, Kwadaso, Asamang, Bremang, Oduom, Ahinsan have also benefitted.
The President said so far, they have done about 5000 cataract surgeries and 150 cases of general surgeries at Takyiman.
He indicated that the organization is determined to do more so as to salvage Ghanaians from the litany of ailments.
Speaking to the media, the Assistant Director of Prisons Mr. James Mwinyelle (Second in Command-Kumasi Central Prison) thanked the Organisation for the support.