More than 300 people from Laikipia County and its environs were expected to benefit from free screening of various diseases by Benedict XVI hospital in Nyahururu.
Speaking to KNA, the Diocesan Health Coordinator, James Ngugi said that the hospital would be screening for Hypertension, Diabetes and Cancer for free as a way of giving back to the community.
We have not been here for long but we would like to give back to the community because we have worked together with them for the time we have been here, said Ngugi.
He also said that during the screening on June 9, this year, the medics would be treating minor illness for free.
On the same day, we will be treating minor illness like cold for free. We hope the screening will help us get statistics on the extent of hypertension and diabetes in this area, said Ngugi.
He emphasized on the need for people to attend the screening because the hospital would also direct on the course of action to patients found to be suffering from other illnesses.
He added that among those stakeholders expected to assist in making the screening successful was the County government that had promised to offer the necessary machines and personnel.
Source: Kenya News Agency