The Methodist Church of Ghana has donated a set of health items worth GH¢2,000 to the Asutifi North District Health Directorate in the Ahafo Region, to assist health workers to work efficiently.The items presented to the District Health Director on behalf of the directorate on the premises of Kenyasi Health Centre include 10 thermometres, two weighing scales, 10 Blood Pressure apparatus, liquid soap (4 gallons), parazon (4 gallons), toilet roll (4 packs), mop sticks (4), mop buckets (2), mineral water (5 packs) and washing powder (2 bags).
The Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church, Kenyasi Circuit, Reverend (Rev) Emmanuel Kofi Antwi said the priority of religious bodies in the country must be to support all health facilities (hospital, health centres, clinics and CHPS compounds) to improve the health status of clients.
Rev. Antwi, who presented the items on behalf of the church, as part of activities to mark its 10th anniversary, explained that as a church, the core mandate is to win souls for God, but there is no way in achieving this if the health conditions of people are questionable, hence the obligation for churches to contribute their quota for quality healthcare delivery.
He revealed that before patients can be fit, health workers ought to have the best of gadgets to facilitate their work, yet some health facilities in the country lack modernised gadgets and that there was the need for religious bodies to pay maximum attention to health matters.
The Superintendent Minister narrated that some churches are only concerned about the spiritual aspect of people, which should not be the case, because both the physical and spiritual well-being of people must be of great value to them (churches).
He further added that, for individuals and organisations to totally neglect health facilities are unacceptable because the government cannot provide all the needed items to boost health delivery.
The District Health Director, Mr. Foster Nyarko, thanked the church for supporting the directorate without which support the performance of his outfit would be adequate.
He appealed to organizations and individuals to emulate the example of the Methodist church and support them endlessly.