Reprieve For A Woman With A Huge Swelling On Her Face As Wangamati Does This

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Buoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati has picked Mama Beatrice Makokha from her Kamusinde home in Kimilili Sub County and got her admitted at Bungoma County Referral Hospital for preliminary investigations. 

Mama Beatrice has lived with an abnormal growth on the forehead for the last 24 years. The growth started as a headache lasting 8 months before developing into a pimple that eventually morphed into a tumour on her forehead.
Her admission follows a media expose in The Star that highlighted her crippling condition that has affected her sight and nose. 

As part of the efforts to afford Mama Beatrice treatment, Governor Wangamati on Saturday spoke to the management of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret in readiness for admission should findings at the County Referral Hospital require so.
According to the BCRH Superintendent Dr Wanikina, preliminary tests on Mama Beatrice to find out the nature and depth of her growth will take up to two weeks.

At admission, Governor Wangamati also had Mama Beatrice registered on NHIF to ease the burden of healthcare. 
Mama Beatrice is just the latest case out of a growing population that have had their tumours excised over the last two years.
In 2019, the Office of the First Lady and Department of Health in partnership with Amref held a medical camp at which some 200 people drawn from across Kenya underwent procedures to remove abnormal growths.

Some of the patients had lived with their growths for up to 25 years.
The Governor thanked The Star for highlighting the plight of Mama Beatrice.

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