Spanish doctors perform surgeries in Maragua

Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria with one of the Spanish doctors at Maragua District Hospital. [Boniface Gikandi/Standard]
Maragua District Hospital has entered into a partnership with Spanish doctors to perform surgeries to save poor patients.

The volunteer surgeons signed a pact with Murang’a county government to be conducting free surgeries twice a year.

The team led by Dr Victoria Toress has been camping in Maragua for the past two weeks.

In the past three days, the medics have performed over 70 surgeries at the hospital.

A majority of patients booked for surgeries had goitre and cancer.

Dr Toress said more patients were seeking surgeries as they could not afford services in private health facilities.

He added that two counties have sought to be included in the Spanish doctors' volunteering programme.

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Governor Mwangi wa Iria appreciated the programme, saying more Kenyans would benefit from the partnership.

He added that through the partnership, local doctors will be facilitated to advance their training in Spain.

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