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Hundreds flock Nyayo gymnasium for free medical camp

With doctors still on strike, Nairobi senator Mike Sonko has sponsored a free medical camp for those in need of medical attention.

The exercise has been well received by members of the public who turned up in large numbers at the Nyayo Stadium gymnasium. The camp is being overseen by doctors and nurses who have volunteered.

According to Sonko, on Friday almost 500 patients benefited from the exercise which other than providing medication also involved the distribution of foodstuff and a three months’ supply of sanitary towels to the women.

MEDICAL CAMP

Laboratory tests, ultrasound scan, cervical and prostate cancer screening, family planning, free HIV counselling and testing plus NHIF registration are being provided at the camp.

“A series of free medical camps will further be conducted around the city until the government and the doctors agree on a return-to-work formula,” said Sonko.

This comes after the striking doctors rejected a government offer of a 40 percent pay rise, saying it falls short of promises made in a 2013 agreement.