MCA wants County to develop annual screening program for chronic diseases

Kabazi Ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae has tabled a motion at the County assembly of Nakuru that seeks to have county government develop a comprehensive program for screening of cancer, diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases in all wards annually. According to the MCA, this will help address challenges that always come about with patients not going for screening early. The Motion is now scheduled for debate by members. “This afternoon I have tabled a motion in the county assembly that will see county government develop a comprehensive program for comprehensive…

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County on the move to address teenage pregnancies

Nakuru County’s Gender, Culture and Social Services chief officer Ms Abduba Tume has called for concerted effort in ending the teenage pregnancy in the country. Ms Tume also noted that governments should come up with comprehensive and friendly sex education policy for free access to information. So far, at least 450 girls have failed to sit for their KCPE and KCSE national exams due to pregnancy while others have sat for their exams in maternity wards. She was speaking at Bondeni Primary School when she presented food and non-food item…

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Specialized ‘Margaret Kenyatta Mother-Baby Wing’ opened at Nakuru Level 5 Hospital

It is a boost to Nakuru County in the reduction of maternal mortality after a Sh 450 million mother baby wing was opened by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Wednesday. The Margaret Kenyatta mother baby wing located at the Nakuru level five hospitals has a bed capacity of 257 and is expected to serve patients from eight other counties bordering Nakuru County. The first lady said that she will endeavor to ensure that safer delivery for mothers given the high priority in the county. “I will endeavor to ensure that…

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Residents reap devolution fruits as County guarantees access to affordable, quality healthcare

With access to quality and affordable health services being one among the Governments Big Four Agenda, the County Government of Nakuru is putting measures in place to ensure that its populace has easy access to affordable and quality health care. Promotion of accessible and affordable health care for all county residents was one of Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s campaign pledges. True to his word, the Governor is making remarkable strides towards achieving his promise to residents of Nakuru County. Health Budget Seeing the health sector as a critical component of economic…

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How use of technology can establish gifts and talents

A group of Counselors and psychologists in Nakuru and the United States of America have devised a new way of directing teenagers to their goals in the bid to enable them achieve the elusive self actualization. The unprecedented three point analysis uses the latest brain and body analysis technology. These peer councilors and psychotherapists also initiate a personal interaction with persons wishing to identify their potential in order to devote themselves and resources to a specific discipline. The Kenya Peer Counselors Association in collaboration with the Gates Education Group in…

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Learn from Cuban healthcare system,Kinyanjui tells Nakurians as he receives 2 doctors

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has emphasized the importance of passing knowledge from the Cuban healthcare system to Kenyan. Speaking on Tuesday when he received 2 Cuban Doctors Mayroliz Benitez Rodriguez, a family physician and Dr. Yanelys Herrera Soto, a cardiologist, he said the knowledge shared to Kenyan Counterparts is paramount as it will enable them continue with the same practices once they return to their country. “We would like to learn the culture of preventing diseases as opposed to only seeking treatment when we are sick,” said Governor Lee. While…

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Nakuru county to get two Cuban doctors

Nakuru County government will get two Cuban doctors to assist in attending to family matters and cardiology problems. The doctors according to Governor Lee Kinyanjui will at the end of the two years contract leave knowledge among local doctors so that they can be able to attend to similar health problems. The governor said that the fact that different counties are getting different specialist from Cuba is chance to have an exchange programme so that local doctors can get vast knowledge to attended to various ailments that would rather have…

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Nakuru health taskforce report to guide in achieving universal health coverage,says Deputy Governor

As one way of achieving the universal health coverage goal, the County Government of Nakuru has reiterated its commitment towards implementing a health taskforce report released earlier this year. It will be recalled in September last year, Governor Lee Kinyanjui formed a Nakuru County Health Taskforce to look into the ailing health sector as well as identify and recommend new opportunities for investments. The task force led by former Egerton University VC Prof James Tuitoek revealed a sorry state of the County health system that bordered gross violation of healthcare…

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Government told to ease processing of NHIF cards for Cancer patients

The Government has been challenged to ease the process of acquiring National Health Insurance Fund Cards for Cancer patients to enable them access health care services. Speaking during the Nakuru Cancer Awareness Charity Walk, Nakuru County First Lady Mrs. Elizabeth Kinyanjui said NHIF was key in ensuring cancer patients access healthcare services. She also called on Kenyans more so women to be ambassadors of NHIF registration and reach out to many in society. The Nakuru County First lady reiterated the County government’s commitment to ensure healthy society through quality health…

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Cigarettes and loud music cited as major contributors of ear, nose and throat infections

Alcoholic drinks, Cigarettes and loud music have been cited as major contributors of infections to the ear, nose and throat. This is according to the Kenya Ear, Nose and Throat Society which is now advocating for change in habits of Kenyans in order to avert such infections. Speaking in Nakuru during their 26th annual scientific conference, the Chair of the Society Mr.Samuel Nyagah said there was need for Kenyans to change their habits among them alcohol drinking, smoking and playing loud music. “We are advocating for people to do the…

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Uncollected garbage in Nakuru’s Market exposing traders to health hazards

Nakuru county government is on the spot over poor sanitation in the Nakuru Wholesale market which is exposing traders to health hazards. The traders continue to lament over what they term is failure by the county government of Nakuru to collect garbage in the market. According to traders, the garbage has not been collected for one month now. Traders especially those dealing with fruits such as avocados, green bananas and tomatoes are forced to endure a foul smell and flies that buzz around. To make matters worse, with the ongoing…

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