The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Calvary Area HQ, Province 89, Oshodi, Lagos, has organized a medical outreach for residents of the community as part of activities to mark its 25th anniversary.
The outreach was organized on Saturday 30 July 2022, in collaboration with Chike Okoli Foundation, Emzor Pharmaceuticals and Pharmatex Industries. It included free consultation, blood pressure checks, blood sugar screening, eye tests and general check-up.
Pastor Jeffrey Aganbi, the Pastor-In-Charge of the Area, said that no fewer than 600 adults and children benefited from the medical outreach. He said free drugs were dispensed to beneficiaries based on their health conditions and scores of children were de-wormed.
The pastor also said the water project was solely executed by the church to provide a source of water supply to residents of the community and its environs, noting that access to water had been a great challenge within the community.
Ms. Obiageli Adimachukwu, the Programme Coordinator, Chike Okoli Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, identified stress as a major factor causing the cardiovascular/heart conditions of most Nigerians.
A representative of Emzor, Esther Ayo, said that the outreach was one of the ways the company makes healthcare services accessible to people in the community who might not be able to afford hospital care.
Ayo expressed the commitment of the company to continually collaborate with the RCCG to ensure members of the church and residents of the area have access to healthcare services at no cost.