By Mbarak Abucheri:
Residents of Kisumu will benefit from free medical camp set to be held in the region on May 29.
The event will be organized by the Kisumu based Sisters With A Mission Muslim development group (SWAM), a community based organization consisting of Muslim women and sisters at the Kisumu Public Library.
According to the Chairlady of the group, Sister Rehema Akidah, the free medical camp aims at improving the health status of the Kisumu residents and also help those who can’t afford and cater for the medical services being offered by government and private health institutions due to poverty.
Rehema underscored the challenges being faced by local residents in accessing health care as the main driving force behind the initiative by her group as a mean of giving back to the community and expressed optimism that it will be a success and of benefit to residents in the county.
The chairlady told The Friday Bulletin that over 2,000 people are expected to benefit from the one day free medical camp and pointed out that already the proposed free medical camp has been approved by the County director of health and medical superintendent of the County hospital.
She lamented and expressed concerns over the current trends where many people continue to suffer and die of treatable diseases due to poverty and difficulty in accessing health facilities due to long distances, stating that there is need for concerted efforts to arrest the situation.
A team of health officials and medics from Kisumu County hospital will grace the camp and offer consultations and medical services to both Muslims and non-Muslims a like.
Among services to be offered include X-ray services, cervical and breast cancer examination, pediatric, lab and pharmacy and general medical checkups.
Rehema appealed to donors, well-wishers, volunteers and Muslim charitable organizations to come out in support and participate in the initiative for the pleasure of Allah.