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Mobile medical camp improves lives in Rushere

Volunteers attend to a patient during the medical camp

Volunteers attend to a patient during the medical camp

Xsabo Foundation led the show at a free mobile medical camp at Rushere Community hospital, Kiruhura district on December 6 and 7 where some 1,200 people were treated and 300 referred for further management.

The camp was organized by Xsabo Foundation (the corporate social responsibility arm of Xsabo Group) and supported by Pakistan Association Uganda, Vice President’s Office, Bukoto Central Youth League and Rushere Community hospital. It was requested by Ruth Kashaka Sabiiti, the resident district commissioner of Gomba who is a native of Kiruhura district. As lead funder, Xsabo invested at least Shs 50 million in the camp.

The camp handled tests, treatment and counseling on, among others, HIV/Aids, syphilis, malaria, dental, hepatitis B, urinalysis, eyes, blood pressure and waterborne diseases. It also involved general health education, question-and-answer sessions, and training girls in making affordable sanitary pads.

Nicholas Kamukama, deputy resident district commissioner, Kiruhura, welcomed the camp organizers and beneficiaries. Dr Muhammad Azhar, the chief medical director at Pakistan Association Uganda, led the delegation that included association chairman Ghulam Rabbani and vice chairman Shakeel Sarwar, among others. Azhar told The Observer that a number of patients were referred for further treatment courtesy of the Pakistan Association Uganda.

Vice President Edward Ssekandi, in a speech read by a staff of his office, Vincent Musubire, said 30,000 people have benefited from similar medical camps already. He was elated that the Pakistani community had offered 15 doctors, 18 nurses and drugs for the Rushere camp.

“These camps are given free but paid for by various corporate entities like Xsabo,” he said, appreciating that they handle different diseases and conditions at the same time.

“Uganda needs people of good hearts being placed in various positions in government and the private sector,” he added, emphasizing that much as government cares a lot, it needs supplementary support of volunteers and private sector. He also request Ugandan youth to follow the example of Bukoto Central Youth League who have no money but give voluntary services in various forms.

Dr David Alobo, the CEO and managing director, Xsabo Group, told The Observer the quoted 30,000 people were served at Atiak in Amuru district, Bukoto in Masaka district and more than once at Kabulasoke in Gomba.

jmusinguzi@observer.ug

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0 #1 Wainanchi 2019-12-24 10:24
Merry Christmas!!

This is what Uganda needs and Uganda is doing!!!! Well done Uganda!!!
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