KYOTERA. Over 200 grandmothers from Byerima and Buyiisa parishes in Kirumba Sub County, Kyotera District, had sigh of relief after getting free treatment for various sicknesses at a grandmothers’ medical camp organized by Kitovu Mobile.
The two day camp which started on 25 April, ending the following day, largely targeted the Grandmothers and OVC Support Project beneficiaries in Kirumba.
As happily disclosed by some of the beneficiaries, the move was a grand chance for many grannies to get free treatment for ailments they had been suffering from; but could hardly get treatment due to financial constraints.
Ms Paulina Nakafero, 64 who had body and joint pain, mostly in the hands, but was already worried of how to access treatment, thus lauding Kitovu Mobile for this timely intervention
“I have got treatment and expect to get some relief after taking the drugs effectively,” The Kakondo village resident said, appealing for more medical camps after a reasonable time.
Ms Fulengesia Nakyese had had a lot of chest and back pain but could not get Medicare, immensely thanking Kitovu Mobile for this arrangement.
“I could feel a lot of pain whenever I bend but I hope to get better after getting treated,” The 58 old grandmother happily noted.
According to Kitovu Mobile Medical Center records officer, MS Florence Namugenyi, most grannies presented with common medical ailments, most of which were age-related.
“These majorly included high blood pressure, headache, back and joint pain, diabetes, among others. We are happy to note that the team was able handle them,” Ms Namugenyi said.
Medical camps and outreaches are among the avenues laid by Kitovu Mobile to effectualise its strategic Program Alignment, where 500 grannies and OVCs are expected to have been treated for medical ailments by the end of 2020.