For inhabitants of Gbawe in the Greater Accra Region, Radiance Petroleum Limited organized a free health examination on Friday, September 1, 2023.
The act was done to show support for the local chiefs and citizens as they participated in the yearly Homowo celebration.
A wide range of illnesses were examined for in the participants, including malaria, blood, sugar, diabetes, hypertension, and eye issues.
Similar projects had previously been started by the corporation this year, including the construction of bridges, the dredging of drainages at Kasoa Opeikuma, and the donation of double desks to schools.
As part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, Radiance Petroleum Limited, according to Deputy Managing Director Joseph Addai, plans to start a road safety campaign and inform the public about the safe usage of LPG.
Affirming that the company places a great priority on health, he said that Radiance was happy to organize the health check for the citizens of Gbawe. He said that this is why it was important to give back to its customers by hosting the event.
“We believe our work does not end with only selling; we always look forward to extending our operations to help our customers and the places where we have our outlets so that they can also benefit from us. What we want to do now is embark on a safety campaign as we head towards the festive season. When we talk about safety, it is not just with the drivers, we are also looking at educating the public on the safe usage of LPG,” he said.
Mr Addai added, “The National Petroleum Authority stated in September that they would start embarking on a cylinder recirculation exercise, and so we believe that this is a very good time to educate our customers on how to use LPG. We will do our part to support the Government to ensure the people are safe and have good health.”
Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hill Cross Medical Services, Dr. Henry Nii Odai Annang urged the youth to maintain healthy lifestyles to prevent certain diseases.
Several young men and women were diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension at the screening, which he attributed to sedentary lifestyles and stress
He, therefore, advised the youth to eat well, exercise regularly, and get sufficient rest to avoid contracting such diseases at a young age.
Madam Leticia Sackey, a beneficiary, thanked Radiance Petroleum Limited for the gesture.
According to her, traveling to the hospital for health care was sometimes financially burdensome, so the health screening was advantageous for her.
She urged Radiance to organise the screening regularly.