Accra, 05 February, 2020 / 3:21 am (ACI Africa).
As the universal Church prepares to mark the 28th World Day of the Sick on February 11, the Catholic Health Professionals Guild in Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese has outlined a series of activities to commemorate the day, geared towards the promotion of human dignity and life.
“We are reminded that in our work, we have to always strive to promote the dignity and life of each person, and reject any compromise in the direction of euthanasia, assisted suicide or suppression of life, even in the case of terminal illness,” the Coordinator of the Catholic Professionals Guilds in Accra, Edward Ayem, told ACI Africa in an interview, Sunday, February 2.
“Health Workers in Ghana have a mandate to serve the sick in a generous manner as a form of evangelization,” Mr Ayem added.
Ayem who is also Organising Secretary of the Health Professionals has encouraged all Catholic Health Professionals to join in the celebration, “because our professionalism, sustained by Christian charity, will be the best service we can offer for the safeguarding of the truest human right, the right to life.”
“When we can no longer provide a cure, we will still be able to provide care and healing, through gestures and procedures that give comfort and relief to the sick,” he stated.