The Human Resource (HR) Department has organised a 2 day health screening for staff of Forestry Commission (FC), as part of activities earmarked for the Health Awareness Week dubbed “Our forest, Our wellbeing”. The Forestry Commission Health Week, is an annual event which has been put in place to promote healthy lifestyles among staff.
The HR Director, Mrs. Anne Brown, said the objective of the program was to address health issues of staff and promote a culture of healthy living. According to her, “without a healthy workforce which is a crucial resource to the industry, the objectives of the Commission will not be achieved”.
Mrs. Brown added that, the health screening organised for staff seeks to concientise staff on their current health status so that they can take proper steps of preventing ailments and diseases which could have been detrimental to their lives if they were ignorant about their medical status.
Medical personnel from Philta Eye Care were present to check the eyes of staff.
Laboratory technicians were also available to take blood samples of staff to check for sugar Levels, BMI, Prostate, Blood pressure and Kidney function
A cross-section of the staff were interviewed to share their views on the Health Week celebration. According to most of the interviewees, the screening exercise was helpful because it was timely and cost-efficient. Others expressed a sense of excitement and encouraged their fellow colleagues to take part in the screening exercise.