Edmund Quaynor, GNA
Koforidua, Dec. 2, GNA – The Methodist Church is working towards improving the wellbeing of members by ensuring that its schools, hospitals and farms across the country make impacts on their living conditions.
Right Reverend Emmanuel Asare-Kussi, the Bishop of the Koforidua Diocese of the Methodist Church, said the spiritual growth of members was important but equally necessary was how to improve on their social and economic wellbeing.
Bishop Asare-Kussi said this when he presented some equipment to the Emergency and Casualty Ward of the Koforidua Regional Hospital as part of activities to mark the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese in the Eastern Region.
The items, considered as critical equipment, included pulse oximeter, Infra-red thermometer, BP apparatuses and glucometers.
The presentation was after a walk through the principal streets of the town and a clean-up exercise at the Hospital and the Koforidua Central Market area, with support from Zoomlion.
Bishop Asare-Kussi said, earlier in the year, the Women’s Fellowship donated items to the St Joseph Hospital while the Men’s Fellowship made similar donations to the Suhum Government Hospital.
Those were all part of activities to celebrate the Diocesan Anniversary, he said.
Very Rev. Dr Dennis Joseph Boadu, the Synod Secretary, said the Diocese, within the 40 years of establishment, had spread its tentacles to almost all parts of the Eastern Region.
To promote effective management of the Region, he said, the Oda and the Nkakaw dioceses were created to complement the efforts of the Koforidua Diocese.
Dr Foster Amponsah-Manu, the Head of the Surgical Department of the Hospital, who received the items, expressed gratitude to the Church for the gesture.
He assured the members of putting the items to good use to improve healthcare delivery.