Dr. Rosemary Byanyima Kusaba the president Rotary Club of Kololo said they were overwhelmed by the number of patients that turned up for treatment.
Over 10,000 residents of Ntara in Kitagwenda county Kamwenge district have received free medical treatment at a health camp organized by the Rotary Clubs of Kololo and Ibanda in Collaboration with Mulago Western Health Students Association.
Cancer screening, family planning, dental and eye treatment, HIV testing, blood donations were among the services offered to the people by over 60 doctors who spent 3 days at Ntara Health centre IV.
Dr. Rosemary Byanyima Kusaba the president Rotary Club of Kololo said they were overwhelmed by the number of patients that turned up for treatment. Dr Rosemary who works with Mulago Hospital says they had budgeted for only 4000 but on the first day they received 5000 patients.
“The rate at which people turned up for the services shows that the health situation in the area is dreadful and it requires urgent efforts to save it.” Dr. Rosemary noted.
Mostly the number of the patients that turned up for medical treatment were old women and infants.
Dr. Amos Busingye the Assistant Governor of Western Regions Rotary Clubs revealed plans to organize the health Camp in the near future to provide health services to the community.
Rotary Club of Kololo has in the past organized the same free medical camps in Ntungamo, Rukungiri, Ibanda among others.
Ngeradina Kebirungi 79 who is among those who turned up said she has been suffering from stomach complications for the last 15 years but could not afford treatment.
The area Member of Parliament Abas Agaba lauded efforts of Rotarians and the partners for provision of free medical services to people in the area.