Every first day in the month of May, the world comes together to commemorate International Labor Day, a celebration that focuses on honoring workers’ achievements and highlighting the struggles they face while at their workplaces.
This year, the management and staff of Mulago National Referral Hospital will join the celebrations by conducting a free 2-day wellness clinic for both adults and pediatrics at their premises in the capital Kampala.
According to Dr. John Sekabira the acting Executive Director, the public should embrace this wellness clinic because it’s an open opportunity for free medical checkups in more than 10 diseases.
“We shall also do some diagnostic tests like screening of cancer in both male and female and also carry out other tests for blood, kidney and liver diseases” he highlighted.
Dr. Sekabira also noted that on top of diagnostic tests and other activities, they will also render health talks on topical issues like diabetes, and hypertension nutrition amongst others.
“We expect to get about 2,000 patients in this health camp, we have mobilized a good number of specialists, the public should come well assured that they will be worked upon, and they should come and partake in these services” Sekabira asserted.
On behalf of physicians, Dr. Christine Sekajja highlighted that on both days of the camp, there will be different physicians of different specialties like the brain, heart, liver, skin plus other various infectious diseases and she also called upon the public to embrace this chance.
“We will also have immunization services, health talks, blood donations, HIV/Aids testing, and also screening for other sexually transmitted infections and all this will be done by several specialists” Dr. Sekajja added.
Representing the Department of Paediatricians, Dr. Esther Babirekere encouraged the public to bring as many children as they can because they will be emphasizing nutrition.
“Nutrition is very important for children, they need to be healthy, throughout the camp we will emphasize lots of nutrition education and also assess these children to see whether they are healthy or not.” She noted.
“We understand that many children have allergies, infections, and lung diseases amongst others, in this medical camp we shall not only screen them but also link them to care” she further added.
Dr. Mugisha Appolo a laboratory specialist also emphasized that laboratory services at the hospital are free of charge to the general public and at any time they do Cardiac tests, liver function tests, kidney function tests, fertility tests in women, and also tests on infectious diseases.
This 2-day health camp that will start from May 1st to 2nd will be held at Mulago National Referral Hospital Kampala at block G level 3.