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Remmy Butia March 23, 2019

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SANITATION PROVIDES FREE MEDICAL SERVICES TO IDPs AT MWEIN CAMP, KIPTUIYA WARD

The county department of health and sanitation provided free medical services to the local community at Mwein IDP camp in Kiptuiya location, Kiptuiya ward of Chesumei sub county. More than 200 IDPs – men, women and children – received the medical support which included primary health care; tutorials on general health issues; family planning; malaria screening and treatment; HIV/AIDS testing, TB screening and distribution of antibiotics and vitamins and distribution of sanitary towels.

In her remarks, the CEC for Health and Sanitation Ruth Koech emphasized that humanitarian interventions taken by her department, such as the free medical clinic, go a long way in addressing some health challenges faced by the local community in the area. “It is our sincere hope that these tentative measures will contribute to the alleviation of sufferings among the people of Mwein,” she said.

The CEC, commended the health staff for the cooperation and coordination exhibited in the conduct of the free medical campaign, stating that this support has brought a smile to many people. She indicated that the most prevalent diseases in the IDP camp are malaria, diarrhea and pain related to bone issues.

Mr. Koech, an IDP at the camp commended the health team for their proactive role in providing the much-needed medical assistance to the local community. “We appreciate the county’s great efforts in providing support to the health needs in our camp. The IDPs and Mwein community will forever remember this support,” he said.

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