AIC Cure International hospital in partnership with the County Government have held a free medical camp at Kapenguria County Referral Hospital to screen new and old cases of children living with disabilities. Expert team of physicians, therapists and Pediatric Orthopedists kicked off screening of children with deformities drawn from different regions within West Pokot County. The exercise targeted mostly children with congenital, developmental and acquired musculoskeletal conditions with an aim of treating and conducting corrective surgeries at AIC Cure Hospital – Kijabe.

Dr. Tom Sough, a consultant at AIC Cure International and the team leader, lauded County government for partnering with AIC Cure in an effort to assist less fortunate families living with disabled children. He also noted that 94 cases of children with deformities have been scheduled for surgeries in weeks’ time.

“In partnership with County government and especially through County PLWs office, we have scheduled 94 children from across the county for surgeries in a weeks’ time to December in four phases,” said Dr. Sough.

Since inception, 730 children from Konyao, Sook, Sigor, Kacheliba and Kapenguria have undergone corrective surgeries at A.I.C Cure – Kijabe while more than 5,000 children have been screened for conditions resulting from cerebral palsy, club foot, burn contracture, spine deformities, cleft lip and palate and others resulting from congenital anomalies.

Speaking during the exercise, Livingston Koech, who is the Director of Programs at A.I.C Cure International, commended the great effort by the county to ensure children with disabilities are able to live their lives fully. He also thanked the current governor for gently accepting to continue partnering with A.I.C Cure International.

A.I.C CURE International has been working in 27 counties, conducting free medical camps and offering corrective surgeries and other aids for children living with disabilities. Another free medical camp will be held in November this year.