AMOLATAR: Over 7000 patients to benefit from three-day medical camp


Hon. Dr. Agnes Atim Apea, the woman member of parliament for Amolatar district has brought a team of doctors from across the country to conduct a three days medical camp that is ongoing at Aguludia primary school in Namasale Sub County in Amolatar.

The medical that has kicked started on Friday 8th/September/2023 will take three days and over 7000 patients are expected to benefit from the services that are available.

Among the services are ultra sound services, Dental care services, Laboratory services, children’s care services general counselling and consultation services and also referral services.

The team has over 45 medical personnel that has staged their camp handling different services to people in the whole Lango Sub region.

Speaking during the launch of the event on Friday Denish Onguu Rambo the chairperson LCIII of Namasale Sub County said the opportunity will help his people who have been struggling with illness throughout without any special attention.

Onguu applauded the woman member of parliament for the tremendous initiative saying it is so great to have a health initiative than giving 1000 shs during the campaign period.

Francis Opio Obote the councilor representing Namasale Sub County to the district council of Amolatar said this is a rear thing in Lango and he has never seen anyone doing this for the people.

He said the office of the woman member of parliament is performing a great duty for the people urging that the community should not forget with such a leader that targets the life of the people they are serving.

Dr Walter Luru from Amai Community hospital who spoke on behalf of the district health officer said a preliminary result is showing that malaria and dental problems are taking a lead in the ongoing medical camp with over 700 patients going for dental checkup on the first day of the camp.

Luru added that cervical cancer is also among the cases that are being reported in the district that need special attention and frequent check up to help identify in its early stage.

Lacky Atima, one of the patients who benefited from the services said many people were there but the team is struggling to handle them with a lot of care.

Sarah Akweny from Adeknino Sub County in Dokolo District requested that it would be of great pleasure if the same medical camp is held in Dokolo for the people who are struggling with many illnesses.

Emmanuel Ogwal, a boda boda rider from Katangira said it is his first time to see an initiative brought for both male and female saying in most cases people target only women and men are always left behind.

He added that there are only two problems that people need to address from leaders. He cited lack of food and poor health facilities that if anyone wants to take advantage should capture.

Hon. Dr. Agnes Atim Apea, the brain behind and the sponsor of the project said that the camp is aimed at reducing the cost of transportation of patient to a high-profile hospital in Lira and other places up country.

Apea added that the people in the community are dying due to lack of resources to help them get special medical attention since the medical centers in the district are lacking equipment to handle such a complicated case.

She urged that people should go in large numbers since there will be enough attention and treatment for the people and those who need surgery will be referred to Amai community hospital where a team of surgeons will be conducting surgery at the facilities starting Monday 11th/September/2023.

Atim advises the community not to dwell on some propaganda being levied by some politicians that it is a government initiative saying those are the people doing it with the aim to discourage her. She added that if they can also bring such a government then they should harry with it since the community are suffering.

This is the second edition of the medical camp brought by the area woman member of parliament for Amolatar and it will take three days with first one held last year at Abwockwar primary school in Etam Sub County where over 3000 patients benefited.