Access, ENT launch outreach programme

Access Communications in partnership with Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) last Thursday launched Timvane, a free outreach programme designed to treat people with nose, ear and throat problems.

Initially, ENT was only conducting services at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH), but the coming in of Access Communications will see the organisation conduct outreach programmes.

A patient being treated for an ear infection
A patient being treated for an ear infection

Access Communications corporate sales executive Joe Jiva said the company joined the campaign to ensure that people do not have problems communicating using phones.

“We thought that we should invest in Timvane which looks at [eradicating] hearing problems people may have. For people to be using phones, they need to have a good ear which is why we ventured in this programme,” said Jiva.

Midwife technician at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) Regina Kachapira said the programme will help a number of people, especially those that were failing go to hospital.

She said while being conducted at QECH ENT alone, those that could not afford transport to the hospital were unable to benefit from the services.

“I am glad that these people have helped us get checked and they have provided the medicines. But still we also have other problems that we need to be helped on, not only the ears. The service is only helping those that have ear, nose and throat problems. Someone who has eye problems cannot be helped,” said John Lupiya, one of the beneficiaries of the service.

Timvane outreach programme has been launched in the Southern Region, but is expected to run throughout the country.

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