Kasulu Residents Begs Tanzania Govt For Regular Specialist Medical Camps

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Some residents of Kasulu District in Kigoma Region are calling on the government and private hospitals to establish a regular schedule for specialist medical camps at least once a month.

The residents added that their is need for accessible healthcare in reducing both travel costs and the burden of seeking medical attention.

This appeal comes in the wake of a collaborative effort by the Majey Foundation, Lalji Foundation, Game Frontiers, and Hiltop, who sponsored the medical camp.

Bringing specialist services closer to the community has been highly beneficial, according to local residents.

Juma Bujuibili of Kasulu town highlighted the financial strain on rural dwellers, stating, “Many of us rely on agriculture to sustain our livelihoods, making it difficult to afford the costs of seeking specialized medical care in referral hospitals.”

Yona Kazamaso noted that while many suffer from various diseases, the fear of excessive medical expenses often deters them from seeking specialist care.

Imtiaz Lalji, Chairman of the Lalji Foundation, emphasized their commitment to improving healthcare access in Kigoma, citing their familial ties to the region as a driving force behind their sponsorship of such camps.