Pentecostal church seeks partnership as many receive free medical attention
By Phil Okose Onitsha
Ojoto Community, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, weekend went agog as many villagers trooped to Living Spring Word-Alive Assembly branch of a Pentecostal Church to seek attention over their health conditions.
The free medical program witnessed a large turnout of people, especially the aged who used the opportunity to ascertain their health status.
Aged women with their walking sticks were sighted receiving diagnosis over their health conditions, while health professionals contracted for the medical outreach were busy attending to their patients.
Diseases being diagnosed at the venue of the program were diabetes, high blood pressure, typhoid, malaria, cataract among others.
Ailments which needed serious attention were referred to specialist hospitals for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Pastor Chukwuemeka Innocent Anayo, Assistant Pastor, Living Spring Word-Alive Headquarters, Obosi who spoke to our correspondent on behalf of the Presiding Bishop and Founder of the Ministry, Bishop Sylvanus Onwuachu said that the free medical outreach was a new dimension in the approach to bring evangelism to the door-step of individuals.
He revealed that the exercise was free and called on the people in the area to avail themselves of the opportunity, stressing that the exercise was non political, but as a way the ministry through the
founder preferred to carry out the work of God and called on well- meaning people and corporate bodies to support the program. Resident Pastor in charge of Ojoto parish of the Ministry, Pastor
Miracle Mike Mbazuluike in an interview revealed that about five hundred people are expected to receive medical attention at the two-day event.
Leader of the Church medical team, Pastor Jewel Ifeanyi Udengwu who expressed excitement at the progress of the program told our correspondent that the people of the community were responding
favourably, noting that the turn-out was encouraging due to the large publicity accorded the event in partnership with the town union and the community leaders.