KIU, Western Campus – KIU Teaching Hospital is holding a 5-day Medical Camp, with the motive of treating the frequently identified diseases in patients, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
The camp, which started yesterday March 1 and will go up to Sunday March 5, is targeting patients from the greater Bushenyi region.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the hospital Isma Bagaga, this camp is a follow up on the medical outreaches it has been holding in the various health centers in the region.
“We have been holding medical outreaches in the neighbouring districts but we realized that though we diagnose and identify the different medical conditions suffered by the patients, we cannot fully treat them because we find it hard to travel with all our equipment,” Bagaga said.
“That is why we decided to hold the medical camp here, because we have all our equipment and medicines right here at the hospital, which will make our work easier,” he added.
He also revealed that they will concentrate on the issues that they realized are rampant in communities, for example, hernia in men, dental issues in children and cervical cancer in women.
The medical team will offer free cervical cancer screening for women, free dental services for children as well as free surgical operations for hernia patients.
The hospital has assigned specific duties to specialists from every department as well as fully stocking the laboratories and pharmacy.
“We are ready to receive patients,” Bagaga affirmed.