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Mpeketoni residents benefit from free medical camp

As residents of Mpeketoni prepared to mark the first anniversary since the terror attack that left at least 60 people dead, the Kenya Diabetes Management and Information Centre in Partnership with Safaricom Foundation on Sunday held a free medical camp that benefited thousands of residents.

The free medical camp held at Mpeketoni Sub-County hospital saw more than 4,500 people access free medical services.

DMI Executive Director Eva Muchemi noted that most of the people who turned up for the free medical camp suffered from bacterial and fungal infections, high blood pressure and diabetes.

POST-TRAUMA EFFECTS

“We also received a lot of cases of ladies who reported miscarriages and other issues related to post trauma effects. We could only attribute this to the effects of the attacks one year ago. The community here needs a lot of support,” Muchemi said.

This is the third medical camp in the fifth phase where Safaricom Foundation and DMI will conduct 10 medical camps in various parts of the country and two youth camps in a period of one year.

Since 2005, Safaricom Foundation and DMI have conducted over 70 free medical camps reaching close to 180,000 people across the country.

The target is to reach the neediest of communities and provide free medical checkups to people who would otherwise suffer in silence.