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Iria-ini ward residents benefit from free medical camp treat

More than a thousand residents from Iria-ini ward in Othaya, Nyeri County have benefited from a free medical camp that was sponsored by the Mwai Kibaki Hospital in partnership with Othaya MP Wambugu Wainaina.

The medical camp which was held at Thunguri Dispensary, Iria-ini ward in Othaya attracted residents who were drawn from Thunguri and other neighbouring areas to get a chance for screening of diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer among others.

Speaking during the exercise, Mr.Wainaina lauded the hospital fraternity for organising the camp adding that such outreaches have boosted disease prevention and control in the area.

He also urged residents to ensure they go for regular screening of various lifestyle diseases to ensure they are medically fit.

The legislator who was accompanied by Dr. Walter Gwaro from the Level VI facility also urged residents to ensure that they pay NHIF insurance up to date in order to access government medical services in all public health facilities.

“I will regularly be organizing with a team of local medical personnel on how they can be having regular visits on matters of screening and care to those people affected so that they can be up to date with their health,” Wainaina said.

Dr Gwaro echoed the MP’s remarks advising patients to ensure they always take drugs as prescribed by the doctor adding that sometimes patients get themselves in problems when they take medication against the doctor’s advice.

The MP also urged the County Government of Nyeri to improve medical facilities, mostly those near learning institutions for students to benefit.

Mr Wainaina also thanked the medical personnel from Mwai Kibaki Hospital, the local KMTC fraternity, and Othaya Level IV Hospital for their support in preparations and participation in the camps.

Beneficiaries thanked the Mwai Kibaki Hospital management and the MP for the medical camp saying it was a much sought after opportunity during these hard economic times.

By Beth Ndirangu

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