County First ladies association launch a cancer clinic at Kapsabet County Refferal Hospital.

It’s a sigh of relief to locals seeking cancer medical services after the Counties first ladies launched screening and treatment center at Kapsabet County Refferal Hospital.

Cancer being the third leading cause of death nationally, the County First Ladies Association (CFLA) have initiated the facility targeting the local patients who have been traveling out of the county to receive specialized cancer treatment in other medical centers.

Nandi first Lady Sheila Sang hosted the members of CFLA in the event that took place in 2nd of December where they received the cervical and breast cancer testing equipments donated by non-governmental organizations to operationalize the clinic.

“We are lucky that we shall no longer travel to other counties again for treatment. I want to call upon the people locals to make use of the available facilities and resources other than spending the little money they have traveling to MTRH for medical checkups,” stated Mrs Sang.

She further urged the locals to go for screening for early detection of the disease claiming that cancer patients are treatable at initial stages.

“Cancer is not a death sentence and the community should be sensitized on the early management of the disease. Many women who have tested to have cervical cancer have been treated successfully, and having such a facility in the region would help to women to access affordable medical services,” said Mrs Sang.

Among the first ladies presided over the women health initiative dubbed Empower program included Maria Mbeneka (Laikibia), Margaret Nanok (Turkana), Judy Ochamong (Busia), Seline Barchok (Bomet), Priscilla Oparanya (Kakamega) and Caroline Wangamati (Bungoma).

Others were Wato Kuti (Isiolo), Elizabeth Ongwae (Kisii), Eglah Lenku (Kajiado), Ivy Kiptis (Baringo) and Nasi Kivuta (Makueni).

“The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is one of the medical cover to mitigate cancer treatment cost. The patients and family members should register since cancer is a very expensive disease to treat through technology known as chemotherapy.” advised Dr. Patrick Kenei, the oncologist.

Jeniffer Jebet, 64, the cancer surviver narrated her ordeal, she courageously battled with the disease and she claimed to have recovered, two years after she was diagnosed with cancer at stage four.

“I had hope of getting better and with the moral support from the doctors, I followed the medication procedure on treatment which gradually rid out the disease in my my body. One should be optimistic and prayerful and everything will be okay,” she said.

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