The Ghana Health Service (GHS), in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES), has begun a nationwide medical screening for students in the Senior High Schools (SHSs).
First-year students enrolled under the Free SHS policy have started undergoing medical examinations and their medical records would be kept and allocated to the various health facilities near them.
Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Director-General of the GES, made this known to the media on Monday, January 15, 2018, during a routine inspection of some health facilities in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and Dade-Kotopon Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
He said all the second cycle educational institutions are supposed to have functional sick bays to take care of the health needs of students.
“Every secondary school boarding house should have a functional sickbay, which would be a connection between us and the school.