The Rotary eClub of Uganda Global held its 1st Medical Camp on 30th April, 2022 at Abba Kindergarten Masajja village, Sabagabo sub-county, Makindye Wakiso district. The team comprised 27 Health Workers and 11 Rotarians and Rotaractors.
At the medical camp, over 700 people were attended to.
- 58 had ultrasound scans
- 72 had Tooth Extractions
- 75 bought spectacles
- 200 had various laboratory tests
- 86 received COVID vaccinations
Eye problems was the biggest health challenge among both children and adults. The Paediatricians on the team were overwhelmed by the high numbers of eye allergies among children, which could be attributed to dust in the area.
The Optician was overwhelmed by the need for spectacles and more had to be delivered to the camp. The team found many people with High Blood Pressure which was not known. Some of them had very high pressure, a time bomb for Stroke. The medical team was able to help them. The medical team also found some complicated health cases which they appropriately referred.
Many people kept asking when the medical team would return to the area.
It was gratifying to see how this one-day medical camp was able to make a contribution to the lives of the community.