By Emmanuel Nlewedum
General Overseer of Christ the Life Bible International Church, Prophet Ezuo Simeon Okenna has officially flagged-off Free Medical care at the Church’s Hospital in Omuanwa Community in Ikwerre local government area of Rivers state.
Prophet Okenna, during the flag-off at the weekend said building a Free Hospital in his church was part of his little way to assist in saving lives, reach out to the needy and the poor masses, contribute to the development of health care delivery in the society and ensure his members benefit from the tithes and offerings they bring to the church.
According to him, “As a Christian leader preaching the gospel of Christ, I felt and deemed it necessary to build a hospital where indigent masses can have free medical services while the spiritual needs are taken care of through prayers. Also, that members of the church can benefit and feel the impact of their tithes and offerings.
Okenna who regretted that most leaders today are shying away from their responsibilities thereby being selfish in their leadership said, “A leader feels for the people, hears and listens to their voices, while a selfish leader does not.
“In Nigeria today, we don’t have leaders, what we have is rulers who do not care about the welfare of the people”, used the medium to call on leaders in Nigeria to trace their root back to God and come up with modalities and peoples oriented projects that will benefit and incorporate the common man.
Chief Medical Director of the Hospital; “Adoration Maternity/Clinic”, Dr. Sampson Wona commended Prophet Okenna for allowing God use him to give succour and alleviate the sufferings of the people especially the less privileged and indigent ones.
He said, “This man of God, Prophet E. S. Okenna is so kind. His types are few in the ministry. A man of God that will give out his time and money, build a hospital and declare everything free”.
Wona added that over 50 patients have so far benefitted from the free medical exercise which according to him featured; free health screening, free consultation, and free drugs.
He added that, “Today three different types of operations have been performed including other sensitive treatments. In fact some women who have been in labour for some days before the flag-off exercise, delivered today and according to the directives of the man of God, everything was free of charge, no penny was collected from anybody”
Some beneficiaries who spoke with news men expressed gratitude to God for using the clergy to alleviate their sufferings and restore hope once again in their lives. They prayed God to replenish him and ask for more of God’s grace on him and his ministry.
The Free Hospital built by Prophet E. S. Okenna was commissioned on Sunday March 2018 by former governor of Rivers State, Barr. Celestine Ngozichim Omehia during the Clergy’s 41st Birthday celebration and Book launch.
Caption of Pix…… CMD of the Adoration Maternity/Clinic, Dr. Sampson Wona and his team attending to patients during the flag-off at the weekend while the General Overseer of Christ the Life Bible International Church, Prophet E. S. Okenna (2nd Left) and his Assistant, Pastor Ezekanihu Azundah to his left looks on