“Do not be scared of hospitals” – Mad. Keh to parents with special children.

By: Evans Attah Akangla| ignewss| Peki

Madam Charlotte Keh, a Midwife at the Peki government hospital has urged Persons with Disability (PWDs) especially parents of children with disability, to regularly visit health facilities to check their health status for a healthy life despite their conditions.

Madam Keh gave this advice whiles addressing participants at a day sensitization workshop organized for adolescent PWD’s and their parents in the South Dayi district of the Volta region.

She spoke on disability health right on non-communicable diseases and the serious consequences of living a sedentary lifestyle as well as addressing issues on wrong diets.

The engagement formed part of the bi-annual adolescent girls health programme workshop organized by the Volta Educational Renaissance Foundation (VEReF) with support from the United Nations Populations Fund.

Madam Charlotte Keh challenged the parents to always seek for healthcare for their children on regularly bases regardless of their conditions.

She called on parents to, at least, visit health facility quarterly so nurses can be monitoring and alert them on their status should there be any challenge in their system.

She added that, children living with developing disabilities should be on good diets that includes regular in-take of green leaf and iron containing foods to help build their immune systems that can withstand any disease in the body.

“I think in every three or six months they can visit the hospital for them to be checked so that, any negative can be corrected.” Madam. Keh noted.

She said, “there’s no need for parents of these special children to fear hospitals.  We are there because of them so they should come with their health challenges for there will be a solution.”

Mr. Evans Mawuli Atile, a participant and parent at the workshop commended the organizers for their efforts to help them (Parents) understand the steps to take in taking good care of their special children.

He believed these workshops will transform them (Parents) to become very resourceful when comes to issues of disability.

Mr. Atile, on behalf of the participants, further called on parents to always take part in the subsequent workshops which will be organized.

Source: www.ignewss.com| Ghana

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