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Fistula screening commences in Makueni County

Makueni County Government in collaboration with Jhpiego are offering free screening for fistula since Monday March 20 -26, 2023, a Matron at Makueni County Referral Hospital Christine Muteria has said.

Muteria disclosed that the screening will be conducted in all the 9 Sub county hospitals and some health facilities in the county after which free treatment will be conducted as from March 27, 2023.

She appealed to especially women attend the screening adding that free treatment will be conducted for those diagnosed with the condition by doctors from Makueni County Government and those from Jhpiego the whole of next week.

“I urge women to visit the nearest health facilities and get screened in order to benefit from this free treatment,” said Muteria while speaking to KNA at the Makueni County Referral Hospital on Monday.

The screening will be conducted in the following health facilities, Kilungu and Tawa on 21, Matiliku and Kisau on 22, Mbooni and Sultan Hamud on 23, Kibwezi, Emali model centre and Makueni Mother and child hospital on March 24 and Kitise health centre and Kalawa Sub County hospital on March 25 respectively.

The screening had already begun in Makindu sub-county hospital.

By Esther Nzangi and Joy Mailu

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