AKUH free medical camp

Aga Khan University Hospital and Karura Community Chapel hold a free medical camp

http://authoringhospitals.aku.edu/nairobi/aboutus/News/PublishingImages/medical camp 1.jpgA team of doctors from Aga Khan University Hospital attend to patients at the free medical camp organised at Challeta Primary School.August 8, 2014

Aga Khan University hospital (AKUH) and Karura Community Chapel held their annual free medical camp at Challeta Primary School in Runda to offer free screening and treatment to over 1500 patients suffering from various ailments.

The  camp  was  based  on  a  referral  system  prepared  by  community  health  workers  who  visited  sick  people  in  the  villages  of  Githogoro,  Muchatha,  Ruaka,  Gathanga,  Gachie,  Ndenderu,  and  Huruma  in  Kiambu  County.

More than 45 members of staff from Aga Khan University Hospital dedicated their time and profession to serve the men, women and children who had been given referral cards to the medical camp. 

According to Eunice Tole,  Programme   Director  of  Accident   and Emergency unit at   AKUH,  “a total of 165 women were offered help and advised on how to cope with their difficulties by our Obstetrics and Gynaecology doctors and nurses. Staff from our paediatric unit screened and treated 365 children for various ailments including eye, ear and teeth problems”.

The patients thanked the hospital for bringing healthcare services close to them free of charge. Jane  Muthoni,  a patient  who  had  come  to  see  a   gynecologist   said “  We  are   grateful    to  the  Aga   Khan   University  Hospital  and    Karura   Chapel  for  making  it  possible   for   us  to    receive  specialized    treatment which  would  normally  be  beyond   our  resources”.

Dr Sean Delrossi (left) of Aga Khan University Hospital issues medicine prescriptions to queueing patients. AKUH also provided free medicine to the patients after treatment at the medical camp.

Each year, AKUH partners with Karura Community Chapel to hold a free medical camp aimed at providing treatment to needy people in the society, who cannot access medical help due to lack of funds.


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