Hundreds of residents turned up for examination and treatment for various ailments such as cervical, breast and prostate cancer, diabetes and hypertension by various specialists and given medicines for free. COVID-19 and HPV vaccination was also administered.
Speaking at the event, Hon Brigid who’s also the brain behind the ‘Warembo Na Walemavu’ initiative said the medical camp sought to help majority of the residents who cannot afford the cost of screening and testing for the ailments.
“Having realized that the majority of our people within the community who are sick and could not afford treatment, I chose to do this event to ensure that we have a healthy and productive community and also as part of my thanksgiving having been nominated to the Nandi County Assembly to represent those living with disabilities,” she said.
Nandi Deputy Governor Dr Yulita Cheruiyot said cervical cancer has become a major health concern in many families, adding that it has significant social and economic implications.
She urged women to take advantage of the free screening, noting that early detection is critical in managing the disease.
In her part the CEC Member for Health and Sanitation Ruth Koech said majority of the illnesses can be managed with a controlled diet.
She urged the residents to undertake regular medical check-ups instead of waiting for diseases to manifest.
Those in need of specified treatment were referred to Kapsabet County Referral Hospital.
“Am happy that besides getting treatment, I have known my status,” he said, lauding the county and the organiser for bringing health care close to their homes.
Present at the event were Senator Samson Cherargei, Chesumei MP Paul Biego, Nandi County Assembly Speaker Philemon Melly, Deputy Speaker Wilson Sang, Majority Leader Walter Teno, Minority Leader Eliud Kirongo, Chief Whip Julius Keter, Chepkunyuk Ward MCA John Tildai and Kosirai Ward MCA Sarah Rubety, Tindiret Ward MCA Paul Birech, Officials from NCPWD, National Council for the Blind and Kenya Red Cross Society.