RCCG offers medical outreach, water project in Lagos

A medical outreach was organised by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), The Calvary Area Headquarters, Province 89, Oshodi, Lagos, for residents in the community as part of activities to mark its 25th anniversary.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the medical outreach was in collaboration  with Chike Okoli Foundation, Emzor Pharmaceuticals and Pharmatex Industries which was organised on Saturday.

There were free consultation, checking of blood sugar screening, blood pressure, eye tests and a general check-up, among others.

The Pastor-In-Charge of the Area, Mr Jeffrey Aganbi,  spoke about the aim of the outreach and what they achieved. Also, he appealed to the state government to be more proactive in providing affordable and accessible health care to the people.

He said, “The major objective for the outreach is to bring healthcare services closer to the community at no cost at all, because access to medical care is a big challenge in Nigeria.

“A lot of people with one underlying ailment or the other are dying in silence because they can’t afford the exorbitant hospital bills.

“The water project is one of the church’s humanitarian gestures to mark its silver jubilee anniversary.

“As access to water has been a big problem to residents of the community, the church deemed it necessary to provide them with the borehole.

“And considering the economic condition of the country, if the government can make healthcare services available, affordable and accessible to masses, it will relieve a whole lot of burden on the masses "
The Medical Director, MacTayo Hospital, Dr. Chijindu David, implored the residents to take their health seriously and always go for medical check-ups, especially to check their blood pressure levels.

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