Residents benefit from free medical camp

Hundreds of Isiolo County residents and inmates at Isiolo GK prison benefited from a free medical camp organized by health stakeholders.

The Deputy Chairperson of the County Public Service Board, Ms. Lucy Mworia said the exercise targets over 220 inmates and other visiting patients for various ailments.

She said the camp will offer screening services for breast, cervical and prostate cancer among other health checkups in the one-day event.

The Friday camp was organized by the Isiolo County Government in partnership with World Vision, UNICEF and other stakeholders in health sector at the Isiolo prison.

The County Director of Health, Dima Oge, said cases of cervical, oral and lung cancer were the most common diseases across the region.

He urged the residents to be attending checkups because once the diseases were detected early they can be treated hence reducing death rates.

Cervical cancer is the most common among women in the County. If noted at early stages, the number of deaths can be reduced, said Oge.

The Isiolo Prison Commander, Hassan Wako, said that pneumonia and TB are the most common diseases in jail.

Source: Kenya News Agency