Parliamentary aspirant for the Korle Klottey constituency, Dr. Zanetor Rawlings will today join other medical professionals to offer free medical care and screening to people at the Osu Blogodo Gardens.The National Democratic Congress parliamentary candidate said the health screening is a third in the series and its aimed at providing free health care and raising public health consciousness.
“Many of us fail to visit our doctors when we suffer from ailments we term as mild. Many also tend to self-medicate instead of consulting health professionals. My team and I want to encourage members of the public to embrace regular checkups and we will counsel those who attend the screening to ensure they undergo regular checkups and embrace healthier lifestyles,” Dr. Zanetor said.
Health professionals in attendance will include general practitioners, ophthalmologists, pharmacists and nurses. The screening will be from 9am to 5pm.
Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings is the eldest daughter of the 1st President under the 4th Republic of Ghana Jerry Rawlings and former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman.
On September 11, 2015, Dr. Agyeman-Rawlings filed her nomination papers to contest the Korle Klottey parliamentary primaries as a Member of Parliament, running against incumbent Korle Klottey MP Nii Armah Ashittey and Leeford Kpakpo Quarshie.
At the filing of her nominations, she maintained she had had no prior political ambitions and her decision to contest was recent. Her involvement, according to her, was based on popular calls for political involvement, borne out of her cleaning campaign and other environmental activism. Her father, the former president, has since endorsed his daughter's decision. She subsequently who the primary and is now the NDC’s parliamentary candidate for the Korle Klottey constituency.