Anniversary: Baptist Health Fellowship Marks 100 Years With Medical Outreach
A Non governmental Organization, Baptist Health Fellowship has called on religious organisation to embark on programmes that would carter for the medical needs of their members.
The Chairman of the group, First Baptist Church Keffi Chapter, Dr. Bode Amao made the call at a Medical outreach for free test, screening and consultation in keffi Nasarawa state.
Dr. Amoa who said this was to complement government effort aimed at providing healthcare services for the less privileged in the society.
He said regular medical checks would go along way to avert a lot of ailment which may not show symptoms until its chronicle.
In his word “The aimed of the programme is to do general checkup and screening for our church members and even non Christians and people in the neighborhood to avert common illnesses which are often neglected which might not even show any symptoms or sign until it have blown up.
He further explained that ” but in the course of the screening, we were able to picked some cases and they were attended to accordingly.”
Dr. Amao who stressed that programmes of such nature would go a long way to ensure government achieved it set goals of universal health coverage further emphasized the need for religious body to also prioritised the social and economic need of their members and vulnerable in their environs.
He added, “From our register we registered over one hundred and seventy people but at a point we were not able to keep track of the record but we saw over two hundred people”.
The programme which attracted residents in the environs irrespective of religious and tribal affiliation was part of activities to mark the hundred years anniversary of the church.