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Kisii medics raise concern over increased fistula cases

Dennis Chacha
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Kisii Teaching and Referral hospital. [Photo/Standard]

Doctors in Kisii County have raised concern over an increased number of fistula cases in the region.

According to Bernard Ondimu, a doctor said over 22 women have undergone surgery at the Kisii Teaching and Referral hospital. 

The medic said the fistula cases will increase in the region because only a few women seek medical help at health facilities.

“The situation may get worse since only a few women seek help at health centres. Women are advised to visit health centres to receive appropriate treatment,” he said.

He added that doctors are ready to serve women who will visit health centres to receive fistula treatment.

"We have qualified medics who are ready to help women suffering fistula to get treatment for the ailment. Women should seek medical attention from specialized doctors," he said.

 Sarah Omache, Kisii County executive for health said efforts have been made to ensure more women are treated.She challenged women not to shy away from seeking medical attention at the health centres. 

“Women can only be helped if they come in large number to seek medical help from our able doctors to be treated. We have elaborate plan to hold medical camps across the county to help more women suffering from fistula,” said Omache.


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