Presbyterian Church provides free medical care to 500 people in Bauchi

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The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (PCN), Bauchi Mission Parish, over the weekend held a free medical outreach to residents of Yelwan Makaranta Community, a suburb of Bauchi Metropolis, as part of its responsibility community and social.

The outreach targeted 500 patients within the community in activities marking the Church’s 2022 Crusade Year on the theme “Royal Priesthood”.

The exercise which was conducted at the church premises provided services to all who came there, Muslims and Christians.

National Mission Director for the Presbyterian Church in Nigeria, Reverend Godwin Nwambara, said outreach is part of how the church provides medical assistance to its host community.

According to him, “We are in Bauchi for a crusade and thought it was wise to give people both spiritual and physical help.”

“Many of those who show up have been sick for some time and couldn’t afford to go to hospital due to lack of funds, which made them smile.”

Godwin Nwambara noted that people must be healthy to worship God, which is why the NCP has embarked on medical awareness.

He said that “We have provided services to all Muslims and Christians as a sign of love and good neighborliness, as the disease does not discriminate on the basis of religion.”

Ms. Peace Shadrach, Halima Ibrahim and Musa Abdullahi who were among the recipients of the medical outreach thanked PCN for the gesture.

Outreach provided medical services which included malaria screening and treatment, hypertension, diabetes screening and treatment, diarrhea, cough and catarrh and many more.

Those with severe cases were referred to hospital for further treatment.

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