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Over 500 residents benefit from free medical camp

Over 500 residents of Kitengela Municipality turned up for a free Medical Camp organized by Christ is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) Kitengela.

The lead organizer of the event, Rev. Erastus Onyando Senior Pastor CITAM, said that in par with the healing ministry of Christ, they saw it well to organize the event and invite all residents of Kitengela as part of their month-long Missions’ Month.

“The event is targeted to bring healing to the residents and offer free consultation as well as free medication to those who are in need. We want to minister to the communities as well as they attend the medical camp,” said Rev. Erastus.

The medical camp which was held at the Assistant County Commissioner’s grounds saw residents receive free health services among them breast and cervical cancer screening, COVID 19 vaccination, Nutritional tips, Eye Care, Dental Care as well as pediatrician care.

“We are thankful for the hospitals that have partnered with us as they have been able to provide free services as well as free medication. Through such partnerships we can reach all members of the community,” said Rev. Erastus.

The head officer of health and safety for CITAM Kitengela who was the moderator of the event, Dr. Maggie Wainaina said that they noted that the demand for the opticians was the highest given that Kitengela is mainly dusty and had inadequate opticians.

“The queue for the opticians is longer given that Kitengela is very dusty and many residents suffer from eye allergies,” said Dr Maggie Wainaina.

“Apart from the normal checkup, the elderly also require a lot of supplements. We would hope to run a longer medical camp and even have sign language interpreters as we noted they were deaf people who needed checkup and we lacked one,” she said.

Sammy Osore, a beneficiary from the camp said that he was impressed by the services that were being offered and how the doctors took their time with him.

The camp was organized in partnership with AAR, Gertrude’s Hospital, Halisi Family Hospital, Premier Care, Galaxy Athi Complex Hospital, Quickmart, Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Aga Khan Hospital, Scanlab Hospital, Equity Afya, Alex and Associates Eye Hospital, MOH- COVID Vaccination, ResQ247 and Kajiado County Government with 11 health volunteers including a surgeon and physician.

By Vivian Mbinya

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