300 members of ICGC Gateway Sanctuary undergo free medical screening 

300 members of ICGC Gateway Sanctuary undergo free medical screening 

About 300 members of Gateway Sanctuary of the International Central Gospel Church(ICGC)and community members at Pokuase have undergone free medical screening last Saturday.

They were screened of hepatitis C, dental, eye, Body Mass Index, diabetes, HIV and counseled on their diet among others.

Similarly, the beneficiaries also donated blood to save lives.

It was organised by the church in partnership with Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ga North Public Health Directorate and Ga West District Hospital.

The Resident pastor of the Church, Reverend Andrew Darko-Ameyaw briefing journalists said the annual exercise was part of the church’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

He stressed the need for the church to cater for both the spiritual and health needs of the church members and the community they live in.

Pastor Darko-Ameyaw said beneficiaries screened and given medication, adding that those who need were referred to a health facility.

He urged the church members to make their health a priority at all times.

The Deputy Director-General of the GHS,Dr Anthony Ofosu advised the public to visit health facilities regularly and adopt healthy lifestyles.

“Certain diseases such as cancers and diabetes do not show early symptoms, visiting the health facilities regularly would help detect and cure them early,” he added.

He called on the public to eat balance diets avoid eating late and exercise regularly.

A beneficiary, Mr James Mensah who spoke to the Ghanaian Times lauded the leadership of the church for the initiative.

He said it would go a long way to improve the health of the members of the church and the community at large.

BY ANITA NYARKO-YIRENKYI

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