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Waititu opens a 5-days free medical camp to treat orthopedic patients

Kiambu County Government has opened a 5-days free orthopedic camp at Thika and Kiambu Level 5 Hospitals.

The medical camp, that is in partnership with Mount Kenya University (MKU), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Kenyatta University doctors, will run from 10th of June to 14th with the first 3 days at Thika Level 5 Hospital and the last and 2 days at Kiambu hospital.

My government has sponsored the purchase of implants for the free orthopaedic medical camp to the tune of Ksh 6 million. I thank Beta Charitable Trust - UK and CHEPS Kenya who have donated 30 pairs of crutches for use by the surgery beneficiaries,” said Governor Ferdinand Waititu during the official launch of the exercise.

The medical camp will benefit 55 needy patients, most of whom are victims of road accidents with bodaboda operators constituting the largest percentage.

Such operations require implants which cost between Sh 30,000- Sh 50,000, something that has made so many of them stay in hospital for quite a long time for being unable to raise the money.

Waititu urged residents to register for NHIF as this will ease the burden on families and help hospitals offer better services to victims.

He further revealed plans by the county to open a private wing at the upper floor of Thika’s reproductive health unit.

“We want to use money paid by patients at the private wing to sustain our hospitals operations as well as helping the poor who access services in our hospital,” he added.

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