In a bid to assist the poor, Christ Morning Star Society, CMSS, a group in St. Paul’s Anglican Church Nyanya has offered free medical service to over 300 members of Orozo community of Abuja Municipal Area Council. President of CMSS, Honourable Uche-Owaji Julius Urombo, who recently disclosed this to Nigerian Pilot Newspapers, said the health care outreach was aimed at assisting the poor in the society who could not afford the funding of going to hospital and paying for the drugs as well as other health services.
Urombo said the categories of the drugs dispensed, range from analgesics, antibacterials, antimalarials, antihistamines, antidiabetics, eye drops, and warm expellers to supplements among others. The president revealed that the free medical service was one of the events slated to mark this year’s anniversary of the society, pointing out that it has been an annual programme in different rural communities in Abuja.
He explained that ST Mark Anglican Church Orozo was chosen due to its strategic location to the rural dwellers, noting that a healthy nation was a wealthy nation.
Urombo said the inability of the poor to access affordable health care services has continued to increase infant mortality and death rate in the country, stressing that government cannot achieve health for all alone.
He enjoined all Nigerians to assist in providing medical facilities and its affordable services especially to the rural communities where poverty has hindered people from timely accessing medical services.
Earlier, the Vicar in charge of ST. Paul’s Anglican Church, Nyanya, Reverend Rex Moses Eze while declaring the event open, emphasised the need for converting souls to God through health service delivery to the people. Reverend Eze reiterated the church’s efforts in evangelising the word of God through the provision of affordable services and called on Nigerians and the people of the world to extend such hand of fellowship to the poor in their various countries and communities. Reverend Eze urged the members of the CMSS to sustain the practical service to God and humanity and charged other societies and organisations to emulate such kind venture.
Speaking also, the District Head of Orozo community, Honorable Dangiwa Maikeffi commended the CMSS for extending the free medical service to his community and described the gesture as practical love to mankind. Maikaffi enjoined the members of his community to use the opportunity to replicate such love to one another so as to ensure long life and peaceful co-existence among themselves.