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Sigh of relief as Garissa County opens hemophilia clinic

Garissa County government has opened a Hemophilia and Oncology Clinic at the Garissa Referral Hospital, the first of its kind in the North Eastern Region.

The facility which was opened by Deputy Governor Abdi Dagane is a major milestone by the County Government in its efforts towards promoting access to Universal Health Care.

He said it will bring the much needed relief to Hemophilia, cancer and Sickle Cell patients and save them the fortunes spent while seeking medical help in hospitals in Nairobi and Mombasa.

Hemophilia is an inherited blood disorder, mostly from mother to child and is characterized by long episodes of bleeding.

Patients lack protein that triggers the clotting process. This condition which usually affects men can be fatal if not swiftly managed.

Dagane added that the county government will also partner with Kenya Hemophilia Association in training medical officers across the county to provide adequate medical services to patients.

He said the establishment of this clinic lays the foundation for the provision of comprehensive services for patients with bleeding disorders, cancer and Sickle Cell Disease from across the region.

By Erick Kyalo

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