Over 300 people in
Magamaga town council have benefited from a free medical camp organized by
Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF at Wabulungu Health Center III as part of
the Tarehe Sita celebration, which is commemorated on February 6th.
The day is
commemorated to remember the day when National Resistance Army rebels led by
president, Yoweri Museveni launched their five year bush war against the Apollo
Milton Obote government.
At the medical camps residents
benefited from free malaria screening, hepatitis B vaccination, immunization of
children below five years, sensitisation on primary health care and proper
Martha Namukoobe, a resident of Izilu village says that she managed to learn
Yoga exercises can easily relieve her body from joint pains.
“I have been
consuming several herbal and other sorts of energy drinks to contain general
body pains and fatigue, but after the soldiers introduced to us a 30 minutes
yoga exercise and meditation, I feel much better,” she said.
Hasifa Namata, a
resident of Musita trading center, says the soldiers distributed free drugs and
also cleaned the health facility.
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Grace Kabanda, the in charge of Wabulungu Health Center III, says the number of patients has tripled
compared to an average of 100 patients they register on a daily basis.
the soldiers have also
provided them with free vaccines, antimalarial drugs and condoms for
distribution to their patients after the health camp.
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The Magamaga barracks cantonment commandant, Tom Tumuheirwe notes that UPDF is
part of the people and ready to devise viable means of increasing civil
military relations through addressing daily community challenges.