Free medical camp

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By JOSEPH OJWANG.

Eighty patients in Western Kenya have been lined up for a ten days neurosurgery exercise at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospital (JOOTRH).

The hospital chief executive officer Dr Peter Okoth says a team of neurosurgeons from the developed world will camp at the hospital to offer free surgeries to the patients.

Speaking to the press in Kisumu, Dr Okoth says cases of neurology, a medical condition, is rampant in Western Kenya region and shortage of neurosurgeons has made it difficult to provide the much needed medication.

The exercise that is slated to kick off on Monday next week for a period of ten days has been arranged by neurosurgeons from Nyanza region but working overseas as part of giving back to the society.

Most ailments expected to be addressed during the ten days exercise include spinal trauma, arising from accidents or fall, cases of tumours around the spinal areas and cases of the brain tumours.

Okoth says children born with big heads occasioned by water in the brain leading to swelling of the head will be tackled by the experts.

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