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Henok Abiy, 29, a fashion business operator in the U.S. has been working as an organizer of a free medical service starting from last year. The free service is intended to benefit those left behind, forgotten and sick street vendors.

Last year, Henok organized a free medication for 100 street vendors held at Bole Medhanialem Preparatory School. “For this year, a free medication is to be carried out for 150-200 street vendors on Sunday, April 23, at the same vicinity,” said Henok.

Henok said that five Ethiopian origin intern medical professionals, who are based in the U.S. will give the service in collaboration with St. Pawlos Hospital. That will raise the number of medical experts, both from Ethiopia and abroad to 15 embraces psychiatrists and psychologists.

“A free lunch buffet is also available for the street vendors,” Henok said.

Henok owns a US based Arada Traditional Ethiopian Fashion shop.

Regarding what sort of medical treatment are going to be performed, Kidist Tesfaye, Hospital Administrator of St Pawlos Hospital, told Dire Tube that, “a special emphasis is given to people with dermatology problems”.

“General medical check-ups will be given for the left behind people living on the streets,” said Kidist, adding that, “pregnant women, women suffering from fistula cases are going to be treated well by services, that will be held inside of mobile clinics equipped with the state-of-art medical technologies including X-Ray machines”. 

Psychiatric consultation program is also facilitated by the Hospital for those with a psychological problems, according to Kidist.