Kitui residents suffering from bone deformities and spine injuries are set to benefit from affordable orthopaedic services after AIC Cure International Hospital launched a satellite clinic at Kitui County Referral Hospital.
During the launch, physicians from the Kijabe-based orthopaedic caregiver screened more than 50 orthopaedic patients drawn from different parts of Kitui.
AIC Cure Spiritual Director Earnest Kioko said the clinic will see patients, mostly children, braving bone malformations and spinal injuries get checked up for subsequent referral to the main hospital.
“We are targeting at least 95 percent of orthopaedic patients in this vast county.
“We have also set up about 20 other mobile clinics in other parts of the country in a bid to reach out to desperate Kenyans with bone and spine problems,” he explained.
Mr Kioko added that orthopaedic patients comprise about 15 percent of Kenya’s total population.
“Our main aim is to help these poor Kenyans in accessing pocket-friendly but quality orthopaedic and physiotherapy services,” he emphasised.