The West African Gas Pipeline Company restricted (WAPCo) has held its yearly specific clinical consideration for its host commuinities in Kpone and Tema Manhean in the Greater Accra Region. The yearly medical services program which gives free eye screening was held as a team with eye experts from the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. The program tried to fill in the hole for the appeal by individuals from the host communities with eye issues yet have no admittance to legitimate pro consideration. In excess of 500 recipients got treatment, with some gave cured glasses, eye-drops and different meds. Those with more serious conditions requiring further consideration were alluded to the Tema General Hospital and the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
The Eye Specialist accountable for the effort program, Dr Gladys Fordjour said a portion of the cases that surfaced included waterfall, which prompts a decline in vision.
“It frequently grows gradually and could influence one or the two eyes”, she said.
Different conclusions, she stated, were refractive mistakes, hypersensitivities and hardly any instances of glaucoma. “I should state these were truly genuine cases that need further consideration”.
Dr Fordjour said the eye screening exercise founded by WAPCo was convenient, as a portion of the cases that came before were very genuine. The activity was opportune and we have dealt with them and alluded some to Tema General and Korle-Bu Teaching emergency clinics for additional consideration”.
“I should state that, we have emphatically prompted those we have been alluded to ensure they visit the emergency clinic since inability to do that could prompt visual impairment, while we likewise exhort others on legitimate eye care”, she said.
Dr. Fordjour said the greater part of these wellbeing offices in the communities don’t have particular eye benefits consequently making WAPCo’s effort program significant.
She said what is significant presently is to support patients living in distant zones to consistently visit the offices, for example, Tema General and Korle-Bu Teaching emergency clinics for tests.