29 July 2010

Uganda: Bukomansimbi Gets Free Treatment

Kampala — Over 600 residents of Butenga sub-county in the new Bukomansimbi district have received free treatment from the Lions Club of Kampala.

The president, Dr. Timothy Muwonge, said they strive to reach out to people in remote areas who cannot easily access health services. "We organise medical camps in rural areas. We have been in the north, east and western parts of Uganda and hold the medical camps at least four times every year."

The team comprises 30 young professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers and pharmacists. On Friday, the group donated textbooks and other reading materials to Kyansi Primary School in Butenga sub-county. They also held a mini camp at Butenga health centre before proceeding to Kabulassoke village where they had their main camp on Saturday.

"Our plan was to offer free medical consultation to everyone who needed it and, thereafter, give out free drugs" Muwonge remarked. He said they got the drugs from private pharmacies, including Marvid, Rene and Abacus Pharmaceuticals.

He added that Cooper Net donated 100 mosquito nets, which they gave out to pregnant women.

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