KeMU University’s ongoing free medical camp benefits hundreds of local community

By Harun Mugambi

The Kenya Methodist University’s ongoing Free Medical Camp, which commenced on June 26, 2024, continues to make a significant impact as it enters its third day at the main campus, along Meru-Maua Road.

The medical camp, set up in collaboration with the county government, has seen hundreds of residents receive free medical check-ups and treatments, among them cancer screening, blood sugar, and blood pressure checkups from the experts and committed KeMU University’s healthcare professionals and medical consultants.

According to Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Eliaps Some, the free medical camp is a reflection of the university’s commitment to community service as witnessed over the years.

“This medical camp reflects KeMU University’s dedication to enhancing the health and well-being of our local community, especially those that cannot afford to pay for the costly services in private or public health facilities,” he said.

Mr Some further urged members of the public to take advantage of the three-day camp to receive health examination.

Speaking during his visit to the camp, Meru County Chief Officer of Health Services Dr. Wahome Mukundi lauded the collaboration amongst the varsity, the devolved unit and private stakeholders in making accessible free medical services to county residents.

“The collaboration between KEMU University and the county government demonstrates the power of public-private partnerships in improving healthcare access. This medical camp not only provides immediate healthcare solutions but also strengthens our community’s health infrastructure,” he said.

The ongoing Free Medical Camp plays a crucial role in promoting public health and fostering community well-being, a key strategy in the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Kobia Ataya.

“We shall implement community service programs and hold health camps in and outside the university as a way of establishing and maintaining a cordial public engagement,” said the VC during an earlier interview with the County Focus.

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