More than 1,000 residents from Kapchemutwa Ward benefited from a free medical camp organised by the health department with support from partners.
The exercise which was conducted at Bugar saw the area residents screened of cervical cancer, hypertension among other diseases.
Deputy Governor Prof. Grace Cheserek said the exercise was part of Governor Wisley Rotich’s plans to take services closer to the people.
“Our Governor wants services devolved further under his Huduma Mashinani program. It is for this reason that we are here today. The program will run across all the Wards,” she said.
She urged the residents to take advantage of the screening exercise, which according to her, would inform them of their health status.
Health CEC Michael Kibiwott said the health department was focusing on primary care in a bid to contain diseases.
Residents welcomed the move urging the health department to consider setting up another medical screening exercise in the area before the end of this year.
“This has really touched us as residents of Bugar. We feel the County government is closer to us than before. I would like to thank our Governor for giving this idea a thought,” said Mr George Ketem, resident from Bugar.
Area MCA Stephen Cheruiyot while giving thumbs to Governor Rotich’s health plans said he would push for more cash allocation to the health department for purchase of drugs in the County Assembly.