The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) office in Kade in collaboration with Kade Government Hospital-KGH has organised a free breast screening programme for SSNIT staff and customers to mark this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The Screening commenced with a short presentation on the signs, symptoms and myths about breast cancer, by Mr. Yaw Ofosu Mensah the Health Promotion Officer of KGH.
Miss Eunice Ayimaa, the Public Health Nurse on her part gave a demonstration on how to do self-examination for early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Miss Esther Akwetey (Midwife) advised both men and women to do a self- examination assessment at least once a month and also go for breast screening at a health facility at least once a year to avoid being diagnosed with breast cancer unexpectedly.
The Branch Manager of SSNIT-Kade, Madam Marian Adjei noted that concept of breast cancer is to educate both women and men on the importance of diagnosing cancer at early stages when treatment is easier and outcome is better.
She was thankful to KGH for accepting to Screen her Staff and Customers present and hope that there will be more of such collaborations in the near future.
Customers and Staff of Kade SSNIT Branch were elated to have a one- on-one interactions with medical officers from the Kade Government Hospital after being screened.
They requested for more of such avenues.