KTDA holds a medical camp for tea farmers

Mithamo wa Susana the  KTDA's Zone Five Chairman briefing the media after launching  a one day free medical camp for tea farmers within Kiangai section of Kirinyaga County yesterday

Tea Farmers from Kiangai section in Kirinyaga County have benefited from a free medical camp the KTDA had sponsored.

The came in the wake  of an outbreak of various treatable  ailments mostly related to long  exposure to cold while farmers pick the green tea.

An Agency Director  for  Zone Five  Mithamo wa Susana  who had organised  the camp  said the affected farmers were unable  to carry out their duties  with the required efficiency .

He said the same farmers were finding it difficult to go for medication  at the existing public health  facilities which are far away from them and ill equipped .

“Due to various shortcomings within the public health facilities  especially lack of drugs and other related necessities , as an Agency that depends on tea farmers we have  found it   fit to organise this free medical camp where they are examined and issued with the drugs  they required,”wa Susana said.

He said save for those complicated ailments which required specialized treatment, all others were  instantly attended to and drugs supplied for free .

A section of the farmers interviewed during the medical camp held at the Kaingai  PCEA  church  grounds  hailed  the Agency for  showing  care and  concern  about their health .

Mary Muthoni said since it has  become  almost impossible to get any medication at the area  county government hospitals , the alternative  provided  by the Agency was a welcome move .

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