The Excellent Church Assembly (ECA) through her Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO), Excellent Foundation International (EFI), at the weekend offered free medical services to fifty two persons living in Lugbe Across, a community opposite the Federal Housing Authority, Lugbe District, Abuja.
The free medical services, which were part of the Church’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the rural poor of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) included tests on Hepatitis, Malaria and Blood pressure, after which those who tested positive were offered free drugs to treat the ailment.
Accord to the organisers, the Evangelical cum medical outreach was targeted at persons of 40 years and above but accommodated married couples of the minimum age of 35 to enable the organisation make a meaningful impact on the community.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Bode Joseph said the seven week long programme is targeted at men and women who are in the immediate community and it is carried out at various locations within the community to be able to reach people in different parts of the Lugbe District.
He noted that the church had focused on these ailments because they are killer diseases which if well managed could save the individual and community at large, avoidable loss of lives.
He added that the programme is carried out every Saturdays, calling on the resident to take advantage of the free medical testing and treatment.
A beneficiary of the programme, Kenneth Ugorji said this is love of God in action pointing out that when churches wake up to these kinds of community development programmes they will make more meaning full impact.