By Andrew Masinde
WAKISO - Some 500 people from various villages were on the receiving end of free medical treatment in a weekend health exercise.
They were residents of Lukwanga, Nabukalu, Muyenje, Gimbo, Luggi, corner west, and corner Nsubbe and Ntinda Kyeberese in Wakiso district.
The medical clinic, which took place at Hope primary school in Wakiso on Saturday, was organised by the Rotary club of Kampala central.
Two water filtration facilities both meant to serve the school and the community around were also offered. PHOTO/Andrew Masinde
The medical services included malaria testing and treatment, dental services, maternal care, HIV/AIDS counseling, family planning services and general cleaning.
The Rotarians also officially handed over a three-classroom block they had constructed to the school.
And they also gave more: a 5,000-litre tank and two water filtration facilities both meant to serve the school and the community around.
On top of that, the Rotarians offered sewing machines to help area residents start up income-generating activities.
The school also received dust-bins.
Rosemary Lukholo, the president of Rotary Club Kampala central hands over one of the sewing machines. PHOTO/Andrew Masinde
The Rotary Club’s president, Rosemary Lukholo said their giving is put of their duty as Rotarians to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
“During our visits in this area we discovered the health centres were too far. The water was also a problem since there are no sources of water, so we decided to organise this health clinic and also provide water to the community, “she said, drawing applause.
“We are going to continue providing the medical clinics every month. We are pleased that the doctors we work with are professionals from Mulago hospital so people are assured of proper treatment.”