This happened during a three-day health camp organised by Speaker Anita Among in partnership with medical schools from across the country.
The camp kicked off on Thursday September 15th and hundreds of residents flocked Kidongole, Kolir, Kachumbala, Malera and Bukedea TC sub counties.
Over 7000 people had been screened by Saturday afternoon. They were screened and treated for various ailments. A lot of emphasis went to non-communicable diseases. These include diabetes, cancer, as well as offering free antenatal services among others.
The district health officer, Dr Stephen Ikodet said the health camp will help reduce patient influx at different health centres. He also said it will also give a chance to many who cannot afford basic treatment.
He revealed that the major conditions include malaria, HIV and the Non-Communicable Diseases.
“Emphasis has been put on the non- communicable diseases. This is because they are silent killers among our people. However, this would be avoided if tests are conducted early,” he said.
“I heard about the free medical camp on radio and decided to brave the morning showers so that I can benefit from this free treatment that our daughter Anita [Among] has extended to us, and I have received the treatment,” Mary Akello of the patients said.
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