Residents of Savelugu and its surrounding communities in the Northern Region, have received their share of Vodafone Ghana Foundation’s free medical screening, as part of the company’s efforts to keep the citizenry healthy.

The screening exercise dubbed: “Healthfest,” has so far visited communities including Alajo, Ashaiman, Glefe, Accra New Town, Tema New Town, La, Nungua, Teshie, in the Greater Accra Region, Sogakope, Betom in the Volta Region, Koforidua, Eastern Region and Duayaw-Nkwanta, Brong Ahafo and other communities across Ghana.

Since the establishment of the foundation six years ago, more than 20,000 Ghanaians have benefited from the health programme.

Aminatu Fuseini, a 56 year old resident of Savelugu expressed her gratitude to Vodafone Ghana Foundation for coming to her aid.

“I have not been feeling well for quite some time; I am unable to go to the hospital because of the money involve but Vodafone has offered me  free medical screening and now I know what is wrong with me and I have been given medicine for free,” she said.

She urged the Vodafone Foundation to sustain the initiative to be able to cater for the health needs of people, especially the poor.