Drivers, passengers screened for COVID-19 in Nakuru

Testing for Covid-19 in Nakuru

At least 2,500 passengers and drivers plying the Nairobi-Naivasha and Nakuru-Eldoret highway were today screened in an exercise aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19. Public Health Officers conducted the screening at Mau Summit and Naivasha. The move comes a day after Nakuru Governor H.E Lee Kinyanjui said he was consulting with other Governors in parts of Rift Valley and Western on measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. During the random screening, passengers and driver were also trained by officers from the County Department of Health on measures to…

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Nakuru COVID-19 frontline workers trained on mental-wellbeing

Workers undergoing training

The County Government of Nakuru is offering mental health and psychosocial support to employees in the essential services departments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The frontline workers in the health, finance and enforcement departments among others have also received training on COVID-19 surveillance, prevention and management. The training program is pegged on the County Public Service Human Resource Manual to effectively counterbalance productivity with personal well-being. It will also help in the development of more effective intervention mechanisms on specific incidences. County Public Health Officer Mr George Gachomba…

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Nakuru: Superior bulls distributed to farmers for breed improvement

The County Government of Nakuru has launched a breed improvement program in a bid to enhance livestock productivity in the region. The first phase of the program seeks to establish genetic variation in livestock populations in lower zones of Rongai and Subukia sub-Counties. The breeding scheme will see 100 Sahiwal and Boran bulls, 130 Dorper Rams and 130 Galla goat bucks distributed to farmers for cross breeding purposes. Some 42 Sahiwals and Borans bulls have been distributed to farmers in Waseges and Soin Wards, each receiving 16 and 26 animals…

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Nakuru Mediheal Hospital supports efforts against COVID-19 pandemic

Private health practitioners have commended the County Government of Nakuru’s efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. Mediheal Group of Hospitals- Nakuru Unit Operations VP Mr Santosh Devaraj said measures to decongest public spaces will go a long way in effecting social distancing. He added that the Mediheal Group of Hospitals- Nakuru Unit is working closely with the County Department of Health in COVID-19 screening and public sensitization. He was speaking when he delivered a donation of 30 pieces of customized jerrycans and 10 litters of liquid soap…

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Thorough hand-washing with ordinary soap effective in killing coronavirus (COVID-19), experts advise

Menengai Oil Refineries Limited today donated 200 cartons each with 48 pieces of soap to be distributed to low income and vulnerable groups in Nakuru County. This will complement the County Government of Nakuru’s efforts to prevent spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s Head of Marketing Mr Simpson Osiemo said the COVID-19 is a global threat and should not be left to governments to handle it alone. “Every company should endeavour to engage in partnerships that make an impact in the lives of the ordinary people in the society,”…

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2,500 trained on COVID-19 infection control as County intensifies preparedness

Over 2, 500 trained on COVID-19 infection control as County intensifies preparednes Ward Administrators and the Kenya National Union of Teachers-KNUT officials are the latest key people to be sensitized on the COVID-19 surveillance and prevention measures. The first training was conducted on January 29 on healthcare workers by virologists and epidemiologists from the Washington State University and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today’s training was conducted by County Head of Preventive and Promotive Health Services Mr Gerald Maina and County Epidemiologist Dr Jacob Rotich at the Old Town…

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