As part of efforts to ensure that its members and the public are in good health and strength, the Lartebiokorshie Bethel District of The Church of Pentecost has organised a free health screening on Saturday, April 9, 2022.
The District Pastor, Joseph Yaw Kumi who is the brain behind the screening explained, “being in good health enables one to serve the LORD effectively” as such, he said that, the leadership of the church thought it prudent to conduct a free health screening as part of the possessing the nations agenda.
Pastor Joseph Kumi expressed his deep appreciation to the medical team for their support and collaboration and urged them to keep up with the good work as the Lord would bless their service.
The medical team leader, Ms. Edem Ameko who is also a Nurse and Deaconess of the church said that, the turn up has been very positive and smooth since at the time of filing this report, over 350 people had undergone the screening.
She indicated that, the members were screened for hepatitis, blood pressure, sugar level, dieting and status of their dentition.
Ms. Ameko who is also the Director of Administration of King of Kings Health Services which has three hospitals under its umbrella namely the St. Martins Hospitals Shukura, Dansoman and Ashaiman branch advised women and men to check for sterilization of saloon kits when they intend to have their hair done.
This she explained, was one of the possible areas of contracting hepatitis B as she said that, the disease can be gotten from the sharing of sharp objects without proper sterilization before usage.
For Mrs. Esther Ofori Doe, a registered Dental Surgeon Assistant and a Deaconess advised the need to go for periodic check-up at the dental hospital for the status of the teeth.
She also urged that, brushing the teeth daily, using medically approved mouthwash, eating in moderation are tremendous efforts to keep the hygienic status of one’s dentition.
The Presiding Elder of the Central Assembly who is also the President of the Pentecost Media Guild, Elder Isaac Boamah Darko said that, the screening was also done for people living with the community and its environs.
Elder Boamah Darko urged other districts to emulate the exercise as it was meant to promote the church’s social responsibility.
Report by Elders Isaac Boamah Darko & Daniel Oduro-Mensah