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Turkana county commissions medical camp in Kanamkemer ward

Turkana County Executive for Health Jane Ajele led a host of top officials from the department of health and sanitation services Wednesday in commissioning a Health Medical Camp in Canaan area of Kanamkemer Ward, Turkana Central Sub County.

 

The camp which is the second in the last two weeks was organized to avail medical services to about 5,000 residents living around that area following the closure of Kanamkemer Sub County Hospital which was gazetted as a covid-19 treatment center.

 

Ajele said she had received complaints from the area residents, adding the camp was meant to reduce the long distances and other associated costs they would have incurred while seeking medical attention from alternative health facilities.

 

She also promised to ensure Community health volunteers get appropriate uniforms as the ministry was looking into their welfare needs as a reward for their contribution as frontline health care workers at the camp and across the county.

 

While ushering in the first client of the day, Ajele also issued patients’ books and inspected all the medical service areas.

 

Speaking at the same event, Mr Augustine Lokwang who is the new Chief Officer for Health promised to support both the current and future medical camps, while at the same time working hand in hand with the Health CEC in ensuring that services are availed to the locals.

 

By the end of the day, 20 children had benefitted from immunization services, while more than 200 people with various medical needs were attended to, according to the head of the camp Dr. Fatuma Rajab.

 

by Peter Gitonga

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