Over 250 residents of La Kyamwe in Kathiani Sub County Tuesday received free medication from Equity afia in collaboration with the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) in Kathiani Machakos County. Speaking to the media at La Kyamwe parish, Rev. Florence Musila said that the church decided to work together with Equity afia to offer free medical camp to show that they care about the physical health and wellbeing of their congregants. 'As a church we want to offer holistic gospel where we preach to the people on the spiritual and physical aspect, so we got concerned about their health and that is why we as archdeaconry staff planned this activity,' said Musila. Rev. Musila said they intended to assist all those in need of medication and not just their members regretting that the area faced many challenges including poverty, ignorance and long distance to health institutions. 'We wanted the common mwananchi reached and so we asked Equity afia to partner with us to treat the community members because some have never even had their blood pressure tested,' he added. Jackson Mwangangi, one of the Church elders and Kyamwe villager thanked the free medical camp organizers adding patients got all the tests done for free. He claimed when they go to Kathiani Sub county hospital, they often get referred to a private laboratory for tests though they are financially constrained. 'I thank God I have had all the tests done today for free and we have been advised on precautions we should take such as observing diet, measuring pressure and how to take care of our teeth,' added Mwangangi.
Source: Kenya News Agency