Yesterday, 12 October 2021 marked the fourth day of the East African Community (EAC) Armed Forces’ CIMIC Activities Week. Medics from Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) who are stationed at the Ewaso Kedong Health Centre in Kajiado County continued conducting a free medical camp for the local community.
The head of the UPDF medical team, Lt Col (Dr) Aska Twinobuhungino said that since the start of the medical camp they have been seeing approximately 200 patients per day, offering services like general consultation, minor surgeries, laboratory and gynaecological services.
“It feels good to extend a hand to the community, interacting and showing them that the military is not all about war,” added Lt Col Aska.
Dr Fred Leshan the second in charge at Ewaso Kedong Health Centre thanked the EAC Armed Forces’ doctors for supplying pharmaceutical drugs and laboratory supplies. He highlighted that their major challenges have been lack of specialists and pharmaceutical drugs.
The exercise that will end today, 13 October 2021, involves Armed Forces medics from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda conducting free Medical Camps at Muumandu Level 3 hospital, Matuu Level 4 hospital, Oltepes dispensary, Ewaso Kedong Level 3 hospital, Mathare North dispensary, Babadogo dispensary and Kahawa West dispensary.