Kangundo: Meet Nurse helping out Cancer Patients

Kakuyuni level 3 hospital Nurse Rose Gitau as gone out of her way to help out cancer patients in Kangundo Sub-county.

Speaking to Mauvoo News after visiting cancer patients in several villages in the Kangundo sub-county, Nurse Rose requested the government to take cancer as a serious disease and equip hospitals to treat cancer patients.

She noted that most patients especially in the villages cannot access the medical assistance required since most of the public cancer centers have no equipment.

“We call upon the government both National and County to equip cancer centers because some of the centers are not equipped and it has become a challenge to the patients,” said Nurse Rose.

“My call to the Government is to make sure that everything required is there because the patients say that most of the time they are forced to pay half of the money to facilitate their treatment,” she added.

Virginia Mbaika from Iia Itune who is a mother of four was diagnosed with breast cancer which has been causing her a lot of pain.

She narrated how it has been difficult for her to access medical help due to her financial condition and given that she has a 3-month-old baby. She appealed to the public to help with her treatment.

“Last year I had a lump at first on my breast and it busted while I was pregnant, when I gave birth I was diagnosed with breast cancer and started going for treatment,” said Virginia.

“I go for my clinics in Wote, Makueni and I use 5,000 for fare and buying drugs which has been expensive for me and I now call upon wellwishers kindly to assist me to finish my treatment,” she added.

Bernadette Musyoki from Kithunthi is a cervical cancer survivor who urged people to go for checkups noting that cancer can be treated when diagnosed earlier.

Nurse Rose visits several homes in Kangundo and also does some shopping for the families to sustain them. She called on more well-wishers to support her quest. Below is her Contact for those who would like to partner with her on the initiative –0701 002 006.

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