Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has launched a four-day Surgical Camp in a bid to help manage the pending surgeries in public hospitals in the area.
The camp organized by the Surgical Society of Kenya and Kenya Orthopedic Association runs between February 14 and 18, at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital and the Kisumu County Hospital.
At least 20 doctors will participate in the exercise organized in honour of Senior Surgeon Dr Daniel Alushula who died of Covid-19 complications after contracting the virus while on duty in 2020.
Nyong’o said the camp will help reduce strain to the surgeons as it will help in handling emergency cases with a big number being from the bodaboda industry.
The development seeks to position Kisumu as a medical touring hub in the region.
“I want to agree with some views that for us to reduce our morbidity and mortality rates involving bodaboda riders, there is an urgent need to enact tough laws governing this popular sub-sector that employs thousands of our youth,” said Nyong’o.