A free health screening exercise organized by the Church of Pentecost has been held at one of its branches at Aputuogya in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region.
The event which started at about 12 noon on Sunday, March 7, 2021 drew hundreds of members from far and near to the church’s premises with strict COVID-19 safety protocols.
Entering its third year, the church put together a team of medical professionals from public health facilities including the Jachie Pramso Health Center and the Anglican Eye Clinic.
Members went through various health screenings such as diabetes, blood pressure, hepatitis B, and Malaria.
However, a special counselling consulting section was created to enable those who want their eyes screened to do so.
One of the beneficiaries is Mrs/Deaconess Esther Kado. The over 60-year-old woman has just had her blood pressure checked after several months. She is thankful to the health professionals and leadership of the church.
“I had my blood pressure (BP) checked and I paid nothing”, she told dailymailgh.com dding: “I had a device which I used to check [my BP] but it was no longer working until today’s exercise and I feel very relieved”.
The programme was spearheaded by Elder Daniel Appau as part of the church’s commitment to providing health care for its members.
Speaking to dailymailgh.com, leader of the medical team, Ama Kyerewaah, a midwife with the Adagya RCH some of the common ailments found on beneficiaries included high blood pressure, and Malaria.
Elder Daniel Appau told dailymailgh.com that the event was in line with the church’s theme dubbed: ‘Possessing the Nation; I am an agent of transformation’.
“In the mist of COVID-19 we needed to be critical about the health of our members. This is the third time we have organized such event and it is also part of the church’s commitment to improving the lives of our members”, Elder Appau said as he assured that the exercise will be extended to the community.
He also encouraged members to visit vaccination centers to receive COVID-19 vaccines as the country races with time to battle the virus.
Source: Daily Mail GH