A one-day health camp by the Society of Medical Doctors and the Nurses and Midwives Organisation in Ntcheu saw more people accessing health services, thereby reducing pressure on the district health office (DHO).
During the camp held on Saturday in support of Nation Publications Limited (NPL) Mother’s Fun Run, the doctors and nurses offered various services to both out-patients and in-patients.
Ntcheu DHO acting chief medical officer Dr Darrel Mkandawire said the camp gave hope to the health office that it has partners who care about the health of people in the district.
“We had one internal medicine specialist, Dr Saulos Nyirenda who saw some patients in the male ward and those that needed specialist review in the Out-Patient Department [OPD]; 10 medical officers helped in the under-five clinic, OPD and checking patients’ blood pressure.
“We also had a team of nursing students and their lecturer who helped in the labour ward and all the areas mentioned above,” he said.
Dr Nyirenda said the work was easy because the team was already organised and it saw more people than anticipated.
“We gave each other a helping hand and because of that, we managed to see more people than we had planned. There were many people with complications and we have recommended referrals to big hospitals,” he said. NPL Mother’s Fun Run coordinator Albert Banda said his organisation appreciates the support it gets from its partners and appealed to people and companies to come in with more support.