The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church is conducting free medical check-ups and treatment to Kadoma residents as part of its social responsibility and “soul-winning” strategy.
The free services were rolled out at Sarudzai Clinic, Rumwe Shopping Centre in Rimuka on Monday and will be running until October 16, targeting vulnerable members of the community.
Speaking to NewsDay yesterday, Andrew Ngazimbi, a member of the SDA Kadoma West district’s health committee, said six doctors, among other health professionals, had volunteered to provide their expertise.
“With the help of Kadoma Central MP Fani Phiri (Zanu PF), we managed to secure six sessional doctors, nurses and other ancillary personnel to offer consultations, treatment and referrals for further management of patients,” he said.
“The response has been overwhelming, reflecting a needs gap for health services by the poor and needy members of our community, particularly the elderly, who have been coming in droves.”
A voluntary HIV and Aids counselling and testing site has also been set-up at the clinic.
Phiri confirmed mobilising health professionals, drugs and medicines to be dispensed during the exercise.
The health campaign is running concurrently with the church’s evangelism crusade being held under the theme Truth for Today, Hope for Tommorow led by Pastor Felix Njini.
The SDA has previously held similar programmes in Chitungwiza and Bulawayo.