Hon. Raphael Tuju Visits The Karen Hospital To Relay His Gratitude for The Treatment and Care He Received
Nairobi, 12th March 2020…Jubilee Party’s Secretary General Hon. Raphael Tuju today visited The Karen Hospital to relay his gratitude for the treatment and care he received at the hospital after his accident on 12th February 2020.
He thanked Dr’s Dan and Betty Gikonyo, the team of doctors and nurses who attended to him, and the entire Karen Hospital fraternity for helping save his life. He acknowledged how Dr. Dan Gikonyo went beyond his call of duty to accompany him to London for his specialized treatment. Hon. Tuju also said that he is immensely grateful to God for a second chance, and he urged young people to never take good health for granted.
The Karen Hospital’s Director and Chief Cardiologist, Dr Dan Gikonyo, thanked Hon. Tuju for acknowledging and appreciating the services given to him, noting that not many people remember to say thank you. “I thank Hon.Tuju for believing in The Karen Hospital and urge Kenyans to have faith in the Kenyan Healthcare system.” Stated The Karen Hospital CEO, Dr. Betty Gikonyo. She emphasized that Kenya has heavily invested in resources and man-power to accord its citizens word-class treatment.
Also speaking at the press conference, Dr. Premanand Ponoth- Chief Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon at The Karen Hospital, said that Hon. Tuju is recovering well and should be able to resume his normal duties soon. Dr. Dan Gikonyo echoed his sentiments, and urged Kenyans and members of the press to allow him time to relax and recover fully.
Hon. Tuju touched on his long-standing relationship with The Karen Hospital, saying that he has participated in all 27 Heart Runs, since The Heart to Heart Foundation’s inception in 1993. The Heart to Heart Foundation is a charity arm of The Karen Hospital aimed at treating and managing heart diseases in children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. He congratulated Dr’s Dan and Betty Gikonyo, as well as Dr. James Mageria, for starting the foundation which has saved and changed the lives of many Kenyan children.
Dr. Betty Gikonyo urged all Kenyans to turn up for this year’s heart run, which will be held on Saturday, 14th March 2020 at The Carnivore Grounds from 7.00am and help give disadvantaged kids with heart conditions a new lease of life.
For the past 27 years that the Heart to Heart Foundation has been in existence, over 600 children from underprivileged backgrounds have benefitted from this program.
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