Jordan: Caritas Jordan conducts free medical services in February

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Jordan: Caritas Jordan conducts free medical services in February

By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org

On the World Day of the Sick, which is marked on February 11 every year and in compliance with its mission towards the needy and the sick, Caritas Jordan will conduct free medical days and humanitarian initiatives during February 2019.This is aimed at providing medical, health and awareness services to the largest segment of the community through its centers located throughout the Kingdom.

The slogan of the campaign is, "I urge you all at all levels to enhance the culture of free donation which is necessary to beat the culture of profit and waste. The Catholic health institutions should not turn into companies. They have to care for the people more than caring for making profit." This is derived from Pope Francis' 27th message for the World Day of the Sick, in which he urged believers to promote a culture of generosity, and noted that the joy of generous giving is a barometer of the health of a Christian.

The first activity was at Caritas Center in Fuheis where "a free medical care" was conducted by a number of doctors, a Caritas team, and the medical unit staff. The medical services covered over 200 people from the local community as well as refugees. These services included public health, orthopedics, ophthalmology and dentistry, as well as examinations for blood pressure and diabetes. Free medicine and health kits were presented to the sick.

Further free medical services will be held this month particularly on February 5 and 23 at Caritas centers in Ajloun and Karak.

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 19:00
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