Rotary Clubs to offer free health services in Byo

The five Rotary Clubs of Bulawayo, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Care and various partners, will host Family Health Days to provide free health services to disadvantaged communities in urban and rural areas.

 Scheduled from June 21 to June 23, 2024, the Rotary Family Health Days (RFHD’s) will offer a range of complimentary services, including cancer screening, HIV counselling and testing, TB screening, cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes screening, immunisations, Vitamin A drops, condom distribution, eye testing, dentistry, MMC, and information for young girls and women.

For Bulawayo residents, the health care services will be available at the White City Youth Arena.

Speaking to CITE, Jacob Nyathi of the Rotary Club of Bulawayo South and Chairman of PR and Advertising subcommittee for the Rotary Family Health Days (RFHD) Zimbabwe South said they are teaming up and partnering with doctors, pharmacists and other medical stakeholders to offer free medical treatment for Bulawayo residents.

“We normally invite about 10 medical doctors from different specialties including GPs, and pharmacists for dispensing medicines, with supporting nursing staff attending to a wide range of conditions for example communicable and non-communicable conditions.”

“We will also have supporting partners like NBSZ, National Council for the Blind, National Aids Council, Government Dental Service and many more,” said Nyathi.

He said they are targeting 2000 residents to benefit from the program.

“Those services such as cancer screening are few and if available, they are for a fee, so we are coming in as humanitarians to assist in t,” he said.

Nyathi also appealed to other corporates to assist them as well as they have few funds towards the free health services.

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