Members of The Church of Pentecost (CoP) in Ghana in 2021 benefitted from health care support of the church at an accrued amount of GH₵ 2,951,453.04.
This includes medical bills of some needy members of the church who struggled with basic medical care, while others with special medical conditions that needed immediate response and provision were not left out.
Delivering the State-of-the-Church Address during the Opening Session of the 17th Extraordinary Council Meetings on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa-Fetteh, near Kasoa, the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, stressed that to advance health care provision in deprived Ghanaian communities, the church constructed two (2) new health facilities, namely Kultamisi Pentecost Clinic, near Bawku in the Upper East Region and the Abrafo-Odumase Pentecost Clinic in the Central Region, in addition to the existing eight health facilities of the church.
The existing eight health facilities of the church are Pentecost Hosptial, Madina; Pentecost Hospital, Tarkwa; Pentecost Hospital, Ayanfuri; and the Pentecost Clinics at Enchi Kwawu, Kasapin, Yawmatwa, Kpassa, and Twifu Agona.
He mentioned that the 10 health facilities have a total staff strength of 1,043, comprising doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, anesthetists, and biomedical scientists.
“These health facilities recorded a 24.6% increase in the Out-Patient Department (OPD) attendance from 176,112 in 2020 to 219,376 in 2021,” he stated.