Hundreds of people treated at Kilifi free medical camp

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More than 80 clinical officers in Kilifi have organised a free medical camp across seven constituencies to screen and treat patients who can not afford medical costs.

Through their association, the health officers said they target to reach thousands of residents in the villages.

Emphasis will be laid on chronic ailments such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer.

On Saturday, the medics were at Adu trading centre, a remote village in Magarini constituency.

A Clinical officer tests the blood pressure of an elderly woman during the free medical camp organised by Kilifi County Clinical officers and the MP Magarini Michael Kingi at Adu dispensary on February 23./ALPHONCE GARI

Magarini Sub county clinical officer Menza Kirimo said they came up with the idea in support of the universal health care under government’s Big 4 agenda.

“After every three months, we will be visiting a sub county. Between May and June we will be in Ganze,’’ he said.

Ganze said Kilifi has only 109 clinical offices against the required 309.

A Clinical officer examines a child during the free medical camp organised by Kilifi County Clinical officers and the MP Magarini Michael Kingi at Adu dispensary on February 23./ALPHONCE GARI

Area MP Michael Kingi and Adu Ward MCA Stanley Kenga supported the initiative.

Hundreds of locals, both young and old, underwent free screening and treatment at Adu dispensary.

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