Food and drink vendors undergo medical screening in Hohoe

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By Lorlornyofm April 3, 2019 01:28

Food and drink vendors undergo medical screening in Hohoe

 The Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit of the Hohoe Municipal Assembly in partnership with Med-Screen Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Public Health Promotion, has started the 2019 Annual Medical Screening Exercise for food and drink vendors in the Hohoe Municipality.

The exercise, which is in accordance with the Food and Drugs Authority’s Regulations, seeks to protect the health of the public from food and water borne diseases.

The FDA’s regulation requires that all food processors, handlers, cooks and vendors by law, undergo medical screening periodically to determine their health status before serving the public.

Mr. Emmanuel Yawlui, the Hohoe Municipal Environmental Health Officer, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the objective of the exercise was to ensure that only persons who were medically fit were allowed to process, prepare, serve and, or offer food for sale to the public.

He said vendors who failed to participate in the medical screening exercise would be sanctioned in accordance with the appropriate by-laws.

Mr. Albert Cardigan, a Medical Laboratory Scientist in charge of the exercise said the screening involved blood and urine tests to determine transmissible diseases such as typhoid fever.

He said some vendors were also being given dewormers.

The one-month screening exercise costs GH¢25.00 per head for registration, medical screening and certification.

GNA 

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By Lorlornyofm April 3, 2019 01:28
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