Rotary Club Organizes Free Medical Screening Exercise
The Rotary Club of Umuahia Government House, District 9142, has organized free medical outreach for members of Hours of Salvation Church, in Umuahia, the capital city of Abia State.
Speaking during the exercise which coincided with the 11th year anniversary celebration of the Church, the Visionary President of the Club, Rtn. Emeka Wachuku disclosed that the main goal of the free medical outreach was to ensure that the congregation lives in good health.
He pointed out that a healthy community is a wealthy community and when the people know their health status, they would be able to take corrective measures and live in good health.
His words, “This programme is aimed at providing basic healthcare services to the members and visitors in Hours of Salvation Church who may not have the chance or do not have the finances to major health facilities”.
Rtn. Wachuku who further disclosed that the outreach targeted 150 persons, expressed optimism that the exercise will help to reduce the spread of communicable and non-communicable diseases in the Umuahia community.
He lauded the symbiotic relationship that had existed and still existing between the Club and the Church which saw the exercise achieved its mission.
Speaking to our correspondent shortly after receiving medical attention, some of the beneficiaries who include: Uzochukwu Success and an octogenarian, Mrs Elizabeth Iwundu appreciated the Club for the programme and expressed optimism that the medicine prescribed and given to them will cure their ailments.
Flagging off the exercise at the Church premises earlier, the Rt. Rev’d Olusegun Olaitan, Bishop of Hours of Salvation Church harped the importance of routine medical check-up and advised the people to always think towards that.
Bishop Olaitan who was represented by his wife, Mrs Amara Precious Olaitan appreciated the Club for the collaboration and partnership with the Church, which he described as a welcome development.
The Rotary Club District Governor Elect, Rtn. Grace Okaro; Past Assistant Governor, PAG Chimdi Oluoha; PAG Ogechi Oguama; Visionary President of Rotary Club of Umuahia, Rtn. Ugochukwu Ajawara; Rtn. Adaeze Iroegbu among other Rotarians and Rotaractors attended.