Kitengela residents benefit from free medical camp – Kenya News Agency

Hundreds of Kajiado residents in the Kitengela district benefited from a free medical camp organized by the local Rotary club.

Residents benefited from a range of health services including cervical cancer screening, Covid-19 screening, HIV counseling and testing, free medical consultation, hearing and vision consultation , urinalysis, family planning services, blood sugar, pressure control and family planning counseling.

A mother and her child at the free medical camp organized by the Rotary Club Kitengela. Photo by Diana Meneto

The new president of Rotary Club Kitengela, James Wakaba, noted that one of the goals of the Rotary Club is to improve the general health of the community and one of the ways to achieve this is through early diagnosis.

“We are here to help residents diagnose any medical issues they may have. Through diagnosis, people get to know their health status and understand the medical issues they have quite early on,” he said.

He called on residents to opt for early diagnosis and not wait until they show symptoms, as this helps reduce medical costs.

“Check in a hospital and camps like this and have the doctors look at you holistically so that if there are any medical issues coming up they can be diagnosed early and the treatment will be cheap compared at the time the problem has advanced and need expensive medical procedures,” Wakaba said.

Check Ups Kenya Chief Pharmacist, Kelvin Odongo advised Kenyans to have a healthy diet to boost their immune system.

“People need to have a healthy diet, exercise regularly even walking 30 minutes a day and avoid alcohol to boost their immune system,” Odongo said.

One of the beneficiaries, James Ng’ang’a, was grateful for the free medical camp, saying that with the high cost of living witnessed recently, he had no money to go to the clinic. hospital to have his blood pressure checked.

“I’m grateful for the camp because I got free blood pressure medicine, which I couldn’t afford in the hospital,” he said.

Wakaba revealed that the Rotary Club Kitengela will hold similar camps regularly.

The camp was organized in partnership with Kajiado County Government, St. Theresa’s Dispensary, Lab & Allied, Simba Pharma, Tridem Pharma, Cosmos Limited, Dawalife Sciences and Check Ups Medical Kenya.

By Diana Meneto

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