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ON TIME TO SAVE A LIFE

Enroute to Keri on the third day of the Medical Outreach in the Nkwanta South Municipality, the team noticed a consistent horn-tooting by one of the vehicles in the convoy beckoning the other drivers to give way. 

Obviously, there was an emergency; occupants of that vehicle had spotted a need. A motor-bike was carrying 3 people one of whom was visibly unwell.  The young woman seated in the middle looked so weak that she could not hold on to the rider for her own safety. The third person was trying to support from behind to prevent her from falling. 

The discerning team members knew she had an urgent health challenge; she was sick and being conveyed to the hospital a distance away on a deplorable road. The thought of a severely sick person travelling on a motor-bike sparked an impulse action of the team members, who created a space on their vehicle for the sick lady and rushed her to the Keri Community Clinic which was nearer for emergency first aid. 

After the administration of first aid, the lady was transferred to the venue of the medical outreach for close monitoring by the doctor (the Keri Community Clinic does not have a doctor). Later in the day, when her condition stabilized, she was taken to the St. Joseph’s Hospital for further treatment. 

The passion to serve gave the team members the eye to spot the sick lady and made the selfless contribution to save her life.

In line with the ministry of Jesus who addressed the health,  hunger and other social needs of people while presenting the gospel, INGH in collaboration with INUS, Centre Pointe Church and Patterson Park Church based in the USA, embarked on a 3-day medical mission to extend free medical screening and treatment services to the Old Agou, Kue and Keri communities, in the Nkwanta South Municipal Assembly of the Oti Region. The mission saw a total of over 1400 people receiving free medical care and medication. 

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