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Monday, 15 May 2017 09:41 EATnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.com
About 3,000 residents of Kangundo Sub County benefitted from free medical treatment organized by charity missionaries, Hope Citadel Foundation and graced by Machakos first lady, Lilian Nganga.
The event, which was convened at the weekend at Kawethei Catholic Church by area parliamentary aspirant Dr Ancent Kituku involved 40 medical experts comprising doctors, pharmacists and and dozens of health volunteers.
The camp saw hundreds of residents suffering from different health complications receive free medical treatment and advice, with dozens being referred for specialized treatment at the Machakos Level 5 Hospital.
Dr Kituku, who is a cancer expert, said the exercise was a big boost to many locals who had been suffering from various diseases and who could not afford treatment due to financial constraints. “This is a golden opportunity for our people who financially constrained to benefit from this act of charity extended to us by our friends,” he said.
Dr Kituku said cancer, one of the leading killer diseases in Kenya, needed a fresh approach to mitigate its effects and counter its prevalence among both old and youthful citizens. “In the past decade, cancer has emerged as one of the leading killers not only in Kenya but also in the entire Africa continent and the challenge now is about its early detection and treatment,” he said.
Kangundo District Medical Officer of Health Robert Kilonzo who was present at the event said local health facilities would be mobilized to offer extended medical care services to all patients who will be diagnosed with various conditions.