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Immanuel Africa Gospel Church Kericho holds free medical camp

Immanuel Africa Gospel Church Kericho holds free medical camp


Sunday, May 5, 2024

KNA by Sarah Njagi

Immanuel Africa Gospel Church (AGC) Kericho in partnership with Kericho County government held a free medical camp to celebrate their 50th anniversary the of Church’s impactful mission to the community.

The one day medical camp held at Matobo Primary school on Saturday that focused on screening for non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes saw over 1,000 patients from various areas within Kericho County benefit from free consultation, diagnosis, medications and referral for further specialized care to Kericho County Referral Hospital and Tenwek Hospital in Bomet County.

Speaking to the press, Kericho Health Services Chief Executive Officer (CEC) Ms Brenda Bii said Kericho County government would continue to partner with various hospitals in the county as well as those in Bomet County to engage in preventive healthcare measures to prevent life threatening non-communicable diseases in communities.

“We are happy to participate and show support to all the partners and we look forward to further engagements. As a department, we are focused on preventive health care more than curative healthcare. This forum has provided data and statistics that we shall later analyze to know the cases that are affecting our residents in Kericho County on a day to day basis,” said Health CEC Bii.

Senior Pastor AGC Kericho Rev. Joyce Tonui said they were celebrating their 50th anniversary since the inception of the Church in Kenya as part of their outreach to touch the lives of communities.

“We want to thank our partners and as we celebrate the 50 years, we pray that we will be able to do even more in society. We trust we shall be able to provide medical care as well as medicines to as many people as we possibly can,” said Rev. Tonui.

In an interview with KNA, a surgeon at Tenwek Mission Hospital Dr. Daniel Mwenga said they had received a peculiar case of a patient posting double cancer.

“There is a patient right now who was managed for thyroid cancer and has presented for screening. It turns out to be a potential case for breast cancer. This is a double cancer in a single patient,” said Dr. Mwenga.

An administrator at Medistar Hospital Kericho Edmund Ruto said patients with diabetes and hypertension were screened and found to have defaulted on their drugs.

A patient, Hezbon Ruto, commended AGC for organizing the free medical camp revealing that he was able to get free drugs for his diabetes and hypertension ailments.

Hospitals present during the medical camp included Siloam Hospital, Eldoret Hospital, South Rift Hospital, Bliss healthcare, Medistar Hospital Kericho, Tenwek Hospital and Kericho Outpatient Medical Centre.

Courtesy; KNA

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