NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY AUTHORITY ORGANIZES FREE EYE SCREENING EXERCISE IN TWIFO PRASO
The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) in collaboration with Twifo Oil Palm Plantations Limited (TOPP) and the Bishop Ackon Memorial Eye clinic, on the Wednesday, April 14, 2021 conducted a free eye screening exercise for all drivers at the Twifo Nyinase Lorry Station. The purpose of this exercise was to alert all road users, especially drivers on the importance of their sight as major road users.
Present at the event were the Regional Officer for National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) – Ms. Linda Affotey Annan, the Safety Officer for TOPP – Mr Joseph Arthur and the Head of Operations for Bishop Ackon Memorial Eye Clinic – Doctor Hope.
During the screening, the drivers were advised by Miss Linda Affotey Annan to keep first aid boxes, fire extinguishers and other safety equipment in their vehicles as part of the safety measures for a functioning vehicle, not forgetting to hint on the need to avoid over speeding, wrongful over taking and also desist from driving under the influence of alcohol.
The team also made it clear to the drivers that from 1st June, 2021 there would be cameras on our roads to capture road users and activities on our roads and prosecute offenders of the rules and regulations. Medication was prescribed and supplied to diagnosed patients at zero fees.
The gathering was advised to take very good care of their sight and regularly go for eye check-ups and report any medication anomaly to the hospital.