For its 25th anniversary celebrations, the Calvary Area Headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Oshodi, Lagos, has organized a medical outreach for the community’s citizens.
It was organized by the Chike Okoli Foundation, Emzor Pharmaceuticals, and Pharmatex Industries on Saturday in Lagos in partnership with the Nigerian News Agency.
In addition to free consultations, blood pressure checks, blood sugar screenings, eye examinations, and a general check-up, the medical outreach offered a variety of other services.
Over 600 adults and children received medical care as a result of this outreach, according to the Pastor-in-Charge of the area.
According to Aganbi, hundreds of youngsters were dewormed as a result of the free medication given to the recipients, who were also given gift gifts.
For the past ten years, he says, the outreach has been focused on enhancing the quality of life for those who live there.
Pastor claimed church was completely responsible for the water project, stressing that the community’s lack of water access has been a significant burden for locals.
He asked the state government to step up efforts to ensure that low-income residents have access to cheap healthcare.
“The main goal of the outreach is to bring healthcare services closer to the community at no cost at all because access to medical care is a huge difficulty in Nigeria.
There are a lot of people dying in quiet because they can’t afford the expensive healthcare fees.
“The water project is one of the church’s humanitarian acts to commemorate its 25th anniversary.
The church decided to install a borehole in the neighborhood because water access has been a major issue for its residents.”
Health care services for the general public would relieve a significant amount of financial stress, given the country’s current economic situation, according to Aganbi.
According to MacTayo Hospital’s Medical Director, Dr. Chijindu David, everyone in the community should take their health seriously and get their blood pressure checked regularly.
A doctor at the event, David, recognized ignorance as a major role in Nigerian adults’ poor health, as many persons with high blood pressure were unaware that they had it.
It’s the leading cause of mortality for adults, according to him.
David emphasized the importance of regular blood pressure checks in order to avoid potentially fatal blood pressure situations.
Every family should have a blood pressure testing device so that the elderly can keep an eye on their own BP, according to his advice. It might also interest you to read The kidnappers Of Cynthia Okereke And Clemson Cornel, has demanded $100,000 as Ransom
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