Over 400 residents in Ngong, Kajiado County have received free outreach medical services organized by Ngong Sub-County Hospital.
The Nurse In�Charge Ngong Sub-County Hospital, Agnes Mutisya said the exercise was a success since they got to reach out to the patients and know what they are suffering from.
Most of the people fail to go for frequent medical checkup due to lack of funds,despite close proximity to hospital facility. Therefore, we saw the need to have a free medical outreach camp, so as to reach out to ailing patients to get treatment, Mutisya told Kenya News Agency Wednesday at the Ngong Sub-County Hospital during an interview.
She noted that majority of those who attended the free medical camp were screened for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (U.R.T.I), Urinary Tract Infection (U.T.I), Pneumonia among other chest diseases.
Mutisya argued that the increase of chest problems and infections has been caused by the ongoing cold weather patterns being experienced across the country.
She said routine immunization was conducted on children who had no chance to visit the hospital against Polio, Tetanus, and Measles among other diseases.
The free medical camp was also very beneficial to women who got free cancer screening, both for breast and cervical and family planning services, said Mutisya.
Mutisya added that patients suffering from Dental, Eye and life style associated diseases were referred to Ngong Sub-County Hospital for further attention and medical care.
She said that for patients suffering from lifestyle diseases, they are always advised to have regular clinical checkups in order to get treatment and also start medication as soon as possible if found to be ailing.
This being our first time to carry out a free medical camp targeting local residents, the turnout was encouraging and we promise to continue with the same at least once in a month so that it be of benefit to all residents in Kajiado County as a whole, said the Sub-County hospital Nurse.
Mary Nyambura, a Kiserian hawker lauded the doctors and nurses from Ngong Sub- County Hospital for free medical camp, saying many low income earners benefited from the medical event.
There are many people suffering from various ailments in the interior areas and have no access to the hospital, but with the free outreach medical camp they have no reason to worry anymore, said Nyambura.
The beneficiary of the medical camp called on the Government to regulate National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to be accommodative to all citizens.
Source: Kenya News Agency