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Residents brave downpour to benefit from free medical care

Residents brave downpour to benefit from free medical care

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Sunday, May 5, 2024

KNA by Philip Onyango

Hundreds of Ugenya residents braved a chilly weather characterized by downpour to benefit from a free medical camp, courtesy of the Eliud Owalo Foundation.

The event, held at Sega township primary school grounds, saw both the old and young throng the grounds, thanking the organisers for coming to their aid in the wake of the on-going doctors’ strike.

Addressing the media Saturday, Information, Communications and the Digital economy Cabinet Secretary, Eliud Owalo said the foundation was augmenting the Kenya Kwanza government’s efforts to provide quality health care to Kenyans.

Owalo said healthcare was at the centre of the Kenya kwanza government’s plan, adding that healthy citizens would always be productive in whatever they do.

The CS at the same time called on Kenyans to take advantage of the on-going rains to plant more trees.

He further urged Kenyans to heed President William Ruto’s call on those living close to river banks to move to safer grounds.

“In the last one week, we have witnessed loss of lives of Kenyans in their prime ages because of floods. Our people need to heed President William Ruto’s statement that they have to move away from river banks so that we do not expose ourselves to unnecessary danger,” said the CS.

Acting Director General of Health in the Ministry of Health Dr Patrick Amoth who led a team of doctors hailed the organisers of the camp, saying that such events helped medical officials to carry out community diagnosis of various ailments.

Dr. Amoth said that the Ministry of Health has put in place adequate measures to ensure safety and health of Kenyans who have been forced to seek shelter in various camps because of floods.

“Arrangements are in place to ensure we chlorinate water in the camps and also safe disposal of waste,” he said adding that immunization teams were also carrying out outreaches to ensure that women and children under five years were well protected.

Courtesy; KNA

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