Buyende cervical cancer cases worry UPDF medics
By Our Reporter
The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) medical team serving in Buyende district has raised concern over the increasing number of cervical cancer cases registered in the district.
The medics have opened up static and mobile clinics as a way of giving-back to the community in commemoration of the 43rd Tarehe Sita Anniversary Celebrations to be hosted in Busesa, Bugweri district.
According to the screening team leader Sgt Malema Annet and screening nurse Cpl Nakibuka Cissy, out of 200 patients diagnosed 100 tested positive for cervical cancer. They attributed this uncertainty to mainly engagement in sex at a tender age.
However, the UPDF medical team in Buyende led by Capt Dr Abbey Kiyengo applauded the big turn up of patients at the Kidera Health Center 1V, noting that this still shows the strong link between UPDF and the people.
“For just 5 days over 1800 patients have benefited from the various packages offered by UPDF like Ear-Nose-Throat check ups, free HIV Testing and Counseling, malaria treatment, free eye and dental treatment and other minor surgeries, among others,” Capt Dr Kiyengo explained.
Aside from medical camps, UPDF teams have also been involved in minor construction works, offered scholastic materials, and provided financial literacy, among others; to locals in Buyende district to strengthen the strategic relationship between UPDF and the people, who are the pillar of UPDF success.