By Andrew Wasike and Magdalene Mukami
NAIROBI, Kenya (AA) – Hundreds of Kenyans on Monday were the first beneficiaries of a free Turkish-Hungarian medical camp.
The camp at the Kiambu Level 5 hospital on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital attracted hundreds of doctors from Hungary and Turkey for the week-long free medical camp.
The camp offers, free of charge, surgical operations as well as eye and dental walk-ins.
The event has been organized by the TIKA — the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency — under the banner of promoting inclusive and quality healthcare in Kenya.
The medical camp was officially opened by Turkish Ambassador to Kenya Ahmet Cemil Miroglu who was present at the event.
A statement from the TIKA offices in Nairobi notes that the medical camp will target ”patients in various fields including gynecology, urology, general and pediatric surgery, dentistry and ophthalmology. In this regard, 18 doctors (13 from Turkey and five from Hungary) will be performing several surgical operations at the Kiambu Level 5 Hospital for a duration of five days.”
The camp will also include a free and open dental and eye camp, which aims to reach over 200 patients.
The eye camp boasts a full surgical and optometry clinic, including screening diagnoses, cataract surgeries and provides other eye treatments.