By Dan Nyamanga.
Nyamira Kenya 16 June 2016…………. The war against the cervical cancer has received a major boost after Safaricom Company handed over screening and treatment machine, Monday.
The machine worth Kshs. 1 million will supplement the already existing one at the County Referral hospital.
According to the Health Executive Committee Member (ECM) Ms. Gladys
Momanyi, the machine will help reduce costs and distance travelled by residents seeking the services from neighboring counties.
“We are glad for Safaricom for giving us the machine, I can be assured that it will be of very good help to our people who have been seeking the screening and treatment services outside our county. This will supplement the already one and assist as may residents as possible”, she said.
Ms. Momanyi urged residents to flock the facility, Nyamira County Referral
Hospital, for screening so as to detect the disease to be managed in time.
“I call upon our residents especially women to frequent our facility and do
screening so that in the event the cervical cancer is detected, it can be handled in the earlier stages. This will save lives and on costs of treatment”, she added.
Mr. Edward Wasuna, Safaricom’s region Sales manager said that Safaricom
Foundation was keen on giving back to the community and also uplift the lives of Kenyans through charity work.
He said that health, education and economic empowerment was the major focus and their aim was to directly impact the community.
“We at Safaricom Company are focusing on health, education and economic
empowerment because those are the key sectors that touch the common citizen directly.
All we are doing is giving back to the community and saying thank you for being part of our growing journey”, he said.