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Sunday, 04 Dec 2016 18:52 EATrosemukonyo@yahoo.com
Over 400 people benefitted from a Free Medical Camp organized by Mbusyani Redeemed Gospel Church, Mbusyani Location in Kangundo Sub county over two days on Friday and Saturday. "Give and it will come back to you, pressed down shaken together and running over" a verse that the church leader Rev. Gideon Nzioki Musa has embraced and been preaching through the Free Medical camp held at the church grounds.
The Church has been on a mission to help poor and needy pupils get education from primary to university levels since its establishment in the year 1986 and it is these same people who came to give back to the society by sponsoring this programme. Some of the beneficiaries have become doctors and other professionals in the society.
The team headed by Dr Charles Muendo Mulwa of Eldama Ravine District Hospital assisted by Dr Mercy Muendo of Consolata Mission Hospital Nkubu and others from Kangundo Level 4 Hospital have managed to attend to around 500 patients for the two day Free Medical camp.
Much attention was given to HIV, Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar with free drugs being dispensed. They were given doses to last them for two weeks with a follow up program of one month supported by the church. "I was surprised to realise I've been walking around with a BP of 223/120! But I thank God to for this camp because I have now known I have this condition and will be able to get help," Nduku, one of the patients said.
The Reverend was particularly appreciative to Kangundo Level 5 Hospital and Kakuyuni Hospital, recently refurbished by the county government, which assisted the program with nutritionists, pharmacists, nurses as well as equipments used during the free medical camp.
"I urge the government to consider the increased rates of new HIV infections and conduct fresh campaign for HIV tests so that everyone knows their status and gets help," the Reverend said. This comes a day after it was revealed that there was an increase in the HIV infections in Machakos county from last year and therefore he urged the people to take extra care not to contract this Virus or spread it.
Dr Ancent Kituku, a pathologist, also in attendance thanked the doctors who took part in the medical camp emphasising the importance of getting tested for HIV and other diseases. "These diseases have been earlier called terminal diseases and people have been scared once they learn they have them. But the truth is there is help now and the earlier you know the easier you can get help," Dr Kituku said.
Dr Kituku also said that although cancer has been known as the leading cause of death in Kenya presently, if tested in good time, a person stands a better chance of getting treated before it advances.
Rose is a contributing writer for the Kenya Free Press, based in Machakos County.