US Students Donate Medical Equipment
Students from the United States have donated assorted medical items to the Hospital’s Physiotherapy Department.The four students; Will Hagan, Kellie Hughes, Lindsey Babcock, Kayla Foote are from North Georgia College and State University in Atlanta, Georgia.They were on a two-day (July 19th -July 20th 2011) learning visit of the Hospital’s Physiotherapy and Occupational Departments.
Speaking after receiving the donation, the Ag. Deputy Director Clinical Services; Dr. Wilson Aruasa expressed gratitude saying that it would go a long way in the delivery of quality services to the residents of Western Kenya and parts of Eastern Uganda.“The Management is grateful for your good gesture. We will continue to collaborate with other like-minded individuals in our provision of quality healthcare,” he said.
The visit was coordinated by Randa Davenport, an Occupational Therapist, who has been working closely with the Occupational Therapy department at the Hospital.Meanwhile, the Kenya Cancer Association has also donated 41 speculums and disposable gloves to the Hospital.A speculum (Latin for "mirror") (plural specula or speculums) is a medical tool for investigating body cavities, with a form dependent on the body cavity for which it is designed. Speculum may also be referred to as a diopter or dioptra. Like an endoscope, a speculum allows entry into a body cavity; endoscopes, however, tend to have optics while a speculum is intended for direct vision.