Lang’ata Hospital has added free BMI (Body Mass Index) Checks, nutritional advice, free HIV testing, and counseling to its services heading into October, the breast cancer awareness month when the medical facility offers free breast cancer & wellness clinics.
The hospital will also offer free referral services for further management, if found necessary.
In a statement issued Tuesday, Lang’ata Hospital Director Dr. A. S. Matharu said additional testing for Pap smear, PSA levels for men and blood sugar levels will be conducted at subsidized charges.
“It is and will remain, our mission to provide the very best medical services, at an affordable cost to the residents of Langata and its environs. The free medical camps we conduct at the hospital is service to the community around us”, said Dr Matharu..
Since August, Langata Hospital has hosted a World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) camp distributing supplements at the Mothers and Child Wellness Clinic as well as a Diabetic Medical Camp which offered free diabetic screening, blood pressure, and BMI and Eye checkup. Free cataract surgery was also included.
Keeping Breast Cancer at Bay
A study published in September 2019 speculated that onions and garlic are a recipe for reducing the risk of breast cancer.
The study, population-based examined the association between onion and garlic consumption and breast cancer in Puerto Rico.
The study was conducted between 2008 and 2014 and attracted 314 women with breast cancer and 346 control subjects.
The idea for the study stemmed from previous scientific evidence showing that eating onions and garlic may have a protective effect against cancer.