Yussif Ibrahim, GNA
Domeabra (Ash), March 21, GNA – Hundreds of people from Domeabra and its surrounding communities in the Asante-Akim North District, have benefitted from a free health screening exercise organized by the Trinity Congregation of the Presbyterian Church at Domeabra.
The exercise, which formed part of activities lined up by the Church to mark its 125th anniversary, was to provide free health services to community members as part of its social responsibility.
It was a collaboration between the church and the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital with support from Steward Hospital, Juaso Government Hospital, Mumbee Surgicals and Mr. Kwabena Obeng, a member of the church based in the United States of America (USA).
A team of health workers from the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, screened the beneficiaries for hypertension, Diabetes, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, eye diseases and provided dental care as well as ear, nose and throat services.
The beneficiaries were given basic drugs for their various ailments while those with serious conditions were recommended to seek medical attention at health facilities.
A voluntary blood donation exercise was also organized to stock blood banks of various health facilities in the area.
Mr. Aboagye Mensah Bonsu, leader of the medical team commended the people for the massive patronage of the exercise, saying, “It demonstrates how they prioritize their health.”
He was particularly happy about the calibre of people who trooped in to check their health including children, adults and the aged.
Rev. Michael Badu, the Minister in Charge of the Trinity Congregation, said 125 years of existence of any institution was a huge milestone worth celebrating.
He said the church had a key role to play in social development by touching lives and influencing positive change in society.
The church, he disclosed, had embarked on various activities such as clean up exercises and donations to institutions since the launch of the anniversary last year.
The year-long celebration, which was launched in October last year, has the theme, “The Role of the Gospel in Social Development”.