Ashfoam Screens Okaikoi Residents

Some residents going through the health  screening exercise.


Ashanti Foam Factory (Ashfoam), has screened some residents in the Okaikoi community in Greater Accra Region to mark this year’s world Tuberculosis (TB) Day.

The free medical screening exercise held at the forecourt of the Ashfoam head office in the North industrial area witnessed massive patronage as residents were screened for T.B, malaria, Blood Pressure (BP), body mass index, eye screening nutrition counseling and Covid -19 vaccination.

The screening exercise was organized in collaboration with the Okaikoi Health Directorate and the Rotary Club of Accra-Dzorwulu.

The Head of Marketing / Communication, Ashfoam, Nana Yaw Ampem-Darko said the company as part of the company’s social responsibility to its community of operation decided to screen residents of various ailments as it observes world T.B day.

“As a company we prioritize the health and welfare of our workers so as the world on Friday observed the T.B day we had to partner with the necessary bodies to screen our workers and also that of the residents of Okaikoi and its catchment areas to bring quality healthcare to their doorstep. And this is our way of saying thank you for their support of the company and patronizing our products” he said.

T.B Coordinator, Okaikoi Sub Metro, Health Directorate, Haphsheitu Yahaya indicated that TB is a severe illness that affects the lungs with bacteria. It can spread when a person with the illness coughs, sneezes, or sings.

This can put tiny germ droplets into the air. Another person can breathe in the droplets, and germs enter the lungs.

“It also spreads easily where people gather in crowds or live in crowded conditions. This explains the main reason why Ashfoam partnered with us to screen their workers.

Other people with weakened immune systems have a higher risk of tuberculosis than people with typical immune systems.

Antibiotics treat tuberculosis. But some forms of the bacteria no longer respond well to treatments which makes it advisable to visit the hospital for proper treatment of TB,” she added.

Emmanuel Munkoh a beneficiary in an interview with the media expressed appreciation to the Ashfoam company and its supporting partners for the screening exercises.

BY Prince Fiifi Yorke

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