At least 10,000 people in Turkana south and east sub counties are set to benefit from a two day medical camp to be held at Lokichar sub county hospital and morulem dispensary respectively.
The camp which is organized by the county government through the ministry of health and Kenya medical professional of doctors union will kick off on May 31st to June 1st.
Speaking to the press at her office on Wednesday, health county executive committee member Jane Ajele said 85 doctors from KMPDU, Kenya Defence Forces and county government will take part in the exercise.
“KMPDU will provide 60 doctors of various specialties ranging from general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, dentists, pharmacists, among others. The doctors will be joined by five additional doctors from KDF and 20 from the Turkana County,” said Ajele.
She added that the doctors would be supported by nurses, clinical officers, sign language interpreters and community health officers from Turkana County.
KMPDU head of corporate social responsibility, Dr. Tony Ndeda said the medical camp will provide specialized services like cancer screening, eye check up and cataracts surgery, dental care, TB screening, VCT and counseling, family planning, diabetes and hypertension screening, health education and awareness.
“Medics will also recommend referrals and linkages with health facilities where need be,” said Ndeda.
KMPU outreach coordinator Dr. Mercy Nabwire said the medics will also distribute sanitary towels to school going children.
The camp is part of rapid results initiative being undertaken by the ministry of health.
By Peter Gitonga