MORE than 1,000 residents of Othaya district yesterday benefited from a free medical camp.
They were treated for various ailments during the camp organised by the Unjiru Development Network at Kairia Primary School.
"The hope of residents of Witima and Itemeini areas have been restored after the event since not many would have afforded to go to hospital," said Unjiru chairman Cyrus Kanyi.
They were checked and treated by a team of medical personnel from the Ministry of Public Health. Several local companies and other well-wishers supported donated drugs for the camp.
The chairman said after the event that the main objective of the camp was to screen, treat and refer the complicated cases for further investigations and treatment besides collecting data to identify the major health problems affecting the local community.
Area parliamentary aspirant Peter King'ara who attended the event said that was a pleasant surprise for the local community to be examined and treated by medical experts at their own door-step and for free.
"This is a good initiative which should be supported by everybody as many people cannot afford money for medicare," he said.
Unjiru Development Network Group main objective is to engage in social and economic activities to help and empower the local community.