KETRACO SPONSORS LIONS SIGHTFIRST HOSPITAL
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With the seeing is believing spirit, KETRACO sponsored Lions Sightfirst Eye Hospital outreach team to hold a Medical camp at Muthingiini Primary and Secondary Schools in Kibwezi at a cost of Ksh. 100,000. The camp aims at restoring sight to needy children in low income public schools.
During the camp, about 800 students from at Muthingiini Primary and Secondary Schools and 40 community members were screened for eye ailments. Those found with minor ailments were given free medication on the spot while those requiring further examinations were referred to the hospital’s clinic in Makindu and Loresho.
Speaking during the event, Mr. Charles Ayula, the Outreach team leader observed that because eye ailments don’t pan, schools kids are not able to express themselves and their teachers do not pay attention hence there is need to screen all students.
Muthingiini Boys Head Teacher Mr. Jones Munguti and Area Chief, Mr. Benson Ngutu thanked KETRACO for the partnership with Lions Sightfirst Hospital, which has a track record in eye care sector.
Earlier during a cheque presentation ceremony at KETRACO offices, the MD, Eng Joel Kiilu acknowledged the need to further the partnership with the Hospital so as to hold the medical camps along all KETRACO project areas.