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Check Your Health Status After Fasting …Lions Club Advices Muslims

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“It is important to do a thorough medical routine after a long fast to be sure that the health of the one who fasted is in good shape,” a member of the Ghana Lion Club, Lion Kobina Appiah has advised.

It is for this reason that the Ghana Lions Club in Accra had on Friday, organized a free medical outreach for the thousands of Muslims who had thronged the Black Star Square to celebrate the Eid- Ul-Fitr.

Lion Appiah, as he chooses to be called, said his club was at the events ground to do basic screening for the people.

The screening includes; Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Sugar Levels, Malaria, Eye Tests and to some extent, HIV test.

“After the 30 days fast normally, their sugar level would not be that high or may even drop. We advise them on what to do to gradually get back in shape,” Lion Appiah said.

For those with abnormal blood pressure the Lions Club do not give medications immediately. They believe the blood pressure may be unstable because of excitements that come with the celebration.

In cases like this, participants are advised to do another check when they are settled and further seek swift medical attention if symptoms persist.

Participants with serious medical conditions are not left alone. According to Lion Appiah, Data is gathered and thorough follow up on the medical progress of the patient is done. The Lions may in turn offer some financial assistance if direly needed.

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The Lions have been on the mission to offer medical screening to Muslims after Ramadan for the past five years.

With a growing number of over 1.4 million members worldwide and over 600 members in Ghana, the Lions Club has over the years offered help and service to the needy in society.

By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/ ksogbey@gmail.com

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