Over 4,000 residents of Kajiado County obtained free well being companies throughout a three-day medical camp held at Eiti village, Kajiado Central over the weekend.
The medical camp sponsored by Unfold Fact Africa, a Non-Governmental Group (NGO), at the side of different companions witnessed an enormous turn-out of residents in search of therapy for varied illnesses together with eye infections, diabetes, hypertension, chest infections, flu amongst others.
In accordance with Hamisi Kirenga, Govt Director, Unfold Fact Africa, frequent illnesses handled on the camp included most cancers, tuberculosis, hyper-tension, acute malnutrition, urinary tract infections, cataract, flu, trachoma and chest infections.
Dental checkups and eye surgical procedure, household planning companies, HIV testing and counselling was additionally supplied totally free.
Kirenga revealed that most cancers was frequent particularly among the many aged and sufferers who examined constructive after the screening have been referred to varied hospitals for specialised complete therapy.
“We’re providing free most cancers screening and lots of sufferers, particularly the aged have been discovered to have most cancers at varied phases,” Kirenga mentioned.
The well being NGO Director urged residents to go for frequent most cancers screening including that most cancers is definitely treatable if found at an early stage.
Kirenga additional revealed that the on-going drought within the county had resulted in starvation and acute water scarcity exposing residents to well being dangers.
Trachoma and Urinary Tract Infections, which have been frequent amongst sufferers, will be immediately attributed to poor sanitation on account of water scarcity.
Acute malnutrition amongst youngsters underneath the age of 5, the aged, pregnant and lactating moms was additionally recorded throughout the medical camp.
James Saruni, a resident of Inkinye, expressed his gratitude to the organizers of the free medical camp saying that he had introduced alongside all of his members of the family to be handled totally free.
He mentioned that he had misplaced all his livestock to the drought and he couldn’t afford to take his household to hospital.
Saruni revealed that two of his daughters obtained dental checkup and therapy for malnutrition whereas he benefited from free eye surgical procedure for cataract in his left eye.
Elizabeth Nasinkoi, who obtained free therapy for hypertension, mentioned the free medical companies have been well timed as many locals have been left destitute by the drought and can’t afford medical companies.
Kajiado Girl Consultant Leah Sankaire famous that the drought scenario was getting dire and lots of households have been left susceptible.
She urged extra humanitarian organizations and well-wishers to chip in and help the residents with medical care and meals donations.
Sankaire additional known as on the County Authorities to equip the Kajiado Referral Hospital with satisfactory medical medication to make sure that sufferers referred to the hospital for specialised therapy from the camp are attended to.
By Rop Janet