Free medical camp benefits hundreds of Lusengeli residents
Residents of Lusengeli village in Sabatia benefited from a one day free medical camp sponsored by Shekina Foundation and Vihiga County government.
Over 500 residents turned up for the medical camp at The Edwards Royal Academy where they were screened for tuberculosis, asthma, hypertension, malaria and cancer.
Shekina Foundation donated drugs and medical equipment, while the county government provided doctors and nurses.
Briefing the press on side lines of the medical event on Tuesday, the academy’s Director, Edward Misava Ombajo said poverty had contributed to deteriorating standards of health in the area.
“Increased levels of poverty have made it difficult for a high percentage of Lusengeli locals to access better health care services. Thus, the reason my institution partnered with Shekina Foundation in this event,” observed Ombajo.
Ombajo who is also an official at Shekina Foundation, hailed health practitioners, who were drawn Vihiga County Referral and Sabatia Sub County hospitals, for doing a good job.
He, however, urged the county government to provide drugs and equipment for treatment of serious cases that were identified during the free medical camp.
“We lacked drugs and equipment for treatment of serious diseases, especial cancer,” remarked Ombajo, who further asked the county government to make regular follow ups on all patients treated that day.
By Maurice Aluda