Remmy Butia February 24, 2023
HUNDREDS TURN UP FOR KIBISEM MEDICAL CAMP
The medical team provided free medical services during Friday’s camp that included cervical cancer screening, breast cancer screening, HIV testing and counselling, malaria testing.
Speaking at the event, the County Director for Health Dr David Bungei said cancer screening is strategic as it puts in place mechanisms to raise awareness about the chronic disease.
Dr Bungei encouraged males and females to get tested for cancer, including prostate, colorectal, cervical cancer and breast cancer.
Tindiret Sub County MoH Dr Joseph Kibor revealed that major conditions reported at the camp were malaria, respiratory tract infection and non communicable diseases.
Karebe Gold Mining Company representative Emmy Cheruiyot said “As a corporate social responsibility, reality pushed the Company to consider partnering with the County Department of Health in taking care of the needs of the community.”
Ms Jane who was a beneficiary of the medical camp, thanked the County Government of Nandi and Kerebe Gold Mining Company for the initiative.
“I have no money to seek diabetes treatment and I am not able to cater for my medical expenses,” she said.
She said that she is forced to seek herbal treatment which sometimes doesn’t work.
Key elements of the government’s strategy to achieve UHC include building resilient and responsive primary health systems and investing in preventative and promotive community healthcare. It is against this backdrop that the County Government of Nandi recognizes Karebe Gold Mining Company for its “impactful collaboration” notably in the areas of strengthening community health, construction of staff quarters, sanitation facilities and donation of drugs to facilities within Chemelil/Chemase Ward.
Present at the event were the County Nurse Laban Tallam, County HIV Coordinator Richard Bwaley, County RH Coordinator Irene Berenge, County Nutritionist Doreen Toroitich among other officials.