Thousands of people residing in and around Unyama sub county in Gulu have benefitted from a health camp organized by Umeme Limited.
The day-long camp held on Saturday and conducted in partnership with Hind’s Feet Project, Uganda Cancer Institute, Uganda Red Cross Society and Aids Information Centre, was held at the Pakwelo Primary School, and among the medical services offered were Hepatitis B screening and shots, Dental, eye checkups and general medicine and, screening for HIV and diabetes.
Other services include screening and tests for malaria and cervical cancer, safe male circumcision, nutritional consultations, consultations on disease prevention and management and onsite treatment for common illnesses.
“We are always proud to be associated with the communities we serve. It is gratifying to see over 1000 people come in to get access to free medical checkup treatment, counseling and referrals.” Sandor Walusimbi, Umeme Head of Communication, said.
Working closely with Hinds Feet, Umeme will continue to get closer and reach out to disadvantaged communities in Uganda, Mr. Walusimbi added.
Sandra Muhanuka, the Hind’s Feet Project lead, said extending health services to the communities remains a key issue.
“We are delighted that Umeme has continued to partner with us in reaching out to the communities all over Uganda by offering free medical services”, Ms. Muhanuka said.
“By reaching out the community on matters of their health and safety, we hope they will appreciate the safe usage of power by legalizing their connections and save lives,” she added.
Umeme’s involvement in reaching out to the disadvantaged communities with free medical care started last year when two health camps were successfully held in the Elgon sub regions of Busiu and Budadiri.