TPDF, SSPDF offer free health services in Dar 

ABOUT 15 army medical officers from the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) have offered free of charge specialized medical services to Kigamboni District residents in Dar es Salaam Region.

The medics from the world’s youngest nation were in the country to join their counterparts from the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) to offer the services as part of commemoration of 4th East African Community (EAC) Armed Forces Week, a weeklong event which started from August 28 to September 1.

“Qualified army medical soldiers from SSPDF will treat people for free at Kigamboni Health center as one of the ways of cementing Civil-Military Cooperation in the EAC Member States,” Rear Admiral Ramson Mwaisaka, command of the TPDF’s Navy command, said.

The event went concurrently with handing over of medical apparatus and medicines to Kigamboni health center, which will be used to offer treatment for free to the city dwellers seeking treatment at medical facilities located within the commercial capital vicinity.

According to the medical officer in charge of Kigamboni health centre, Dr Tausi Ksara, the centre attends to about 600 patients a day, and the army officers targeted to offer free medical services and treatment to about 2,000 people in three days from Monday.

“I call upon members of the public to come in large numbers and benefit from this free medical treatment,” the Navy commander told members of the public.

According to him, other officers from the EAC Member States were doing different charity activities in the Coastal region, Unguja and Dar es Salaam.

This year’s theme is ‘One people, one destiny through military cooperation’.

Leader of the medical experts from the SSPDF, Brigadier General Alier Kuot, said his team of 15 medical experts involves general surgeons, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, dermatologists, dentists, pharmacists as well as supporting staff.




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