NORTHERN UGANDA: Attiak Health Center IV in the Amuru district was able to successfully operate on 383 people with different health problems.
Dr. Angelo Ochieng, the Medical Officer in charge of Atiak Health Centre IV, said that the patients who fall into all categories were operated on and treated for conditions including fibroids, goiter, endometrial cancer, vulva mass, ovarian mass, hernia, fibroids, hydatid mole, cryptorchidism, hemorrhoids, lymphoma, and keloids, among others.
The six-day surgical camp started on Monday last week and ended on Saturday. It was offered at no cost by a team of surgeons and experts from Bulamu Healthcare International.
Dr. Angelo told URN on Sunday that the offer was a great relief to the district and patients since most of them with such conditions were being referred to Gulu Regional and St. Marys Hospital Lacor in Gulu City for treatment.
Atiak Town Council, where the health camp took place, said 572 patients had enrolled for the services. However, not all of them could benefit for various reasons.
He said that the free surgeries were a huge help to the district, which had been struggling for a long time with a lack of staff and equipment to deal with these kinds of things.
Margaret Akello, 41, is a member of the Pabbo Town Council. She was one of the patients who were not allowed to get the services because they were still taking medicine for goiter.
Major hospitals and health facilities charge more than 100,000 schillings for such services.