To promote healthy living among residents of Adankolo, Lokoja and its environment, Chapel of Freedom International Churches, with the headquarters in Lokoja, has facilitated a health care initiative for rural development.
No fewer than two hundred people were tested and provided with free medication for malaria, hypertension and diabetes among others.
They were also given appropriate health talk on benefits of exercise, good food and resting.
It was gathered that the free medical outreach that took place today in Lokoja was solely financed by Chapel of Freedom and there were enough doctors, pharmacists and nurses at the venue.
Speaking to newsmen after the program, Mr David Ezogun, one the beneficiaries, said this is quite impressive as he has been tested for free and got drugs, something he said he can not afford personally.
Esther Stanford and Amina Musa, also beneficiaries, thanked the church and the general overseer of Chapel Freedom Lokoja, Bishop John Ibenu, for the initiative to safe lives.
Earlier, the leader of the free medical outreach, Pharmacist Aromeh Michael, said it was organised to give back to society as well as giving a life line to the people.
He noted that the free medical outreach “will continue as long as Lord liveth” and prayed for Bishop John Ibenu for supporting the programme.