Last Updated on: 3rd February 2024, 04:22 pm
Bugiri | Daily, over 1,000 patients have appeared at Nsinze Hospital and Ivuluku Health Centre IV in Namutumba district and Nankoma Health Centre IV and Buluguya Health Centre III in Bugiri district, latest information reveals.
These patients have been stationed for two days.
Per Lt Col Dr Lawrence Basariza, the UPDF health team leader for Tarehe Sita activities in Namutumba and Bugiri districts said the medical camps set up in the districts targeted ailments such as eye defects, hernias, dental, circumcision and cervical cancer.
Others are sickle cell screening and general medical care.
However, Lt Col Basariza says reproductive system diseases remain the most common ailments and the leading cause of ill health among women in the sub-region.
At Busesa Health Centre IV in Bugweri district, the in-charge, Amina Byobona thanked the UPDF which she said has added health specialists, especially the Ear-nose and throat to their team to help with the treatment during the 3-day camp.
Warrant Officer One, Francis Baluku is a public health officer in charge of vector control in the exercise on Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) at Bugiri General Hospital.
Baluku said that IRS is important in fighting against mosquitoes which are the vectors of malaria and any other vector-borne related ailments.
“We have also observed other vectors but this chemical is multi-purpose and will handle all,” said Baluku.
Kazungu Muzahamu from Nawasenga village Ibulanku sub-county, Bugwere district, said he moved a long distance to the camp to get free surgery.
Kazungu said the health camp saved him “the need to put together not less than shs2,000,000” to afford surgery in Mulago Hospital.
From the engineering brigade to health personnel, the UPDF has dispatched their officers across Busoga in pre-Tarehe Sita anniversary on February 6.