County partners with KenAgro Suppliers Limited to address bedbugs menace in Matatus

Following public outcry over bedbugs menace in PSV Matatus, the county government Public health department has moved in with speed to address the menace. The department is partnering with KenAgro Suppliers Limited to ensure all PSV Matatus in Nakuru are fumigated (sprayed) to keep of the bedbugs. Addressing media on Thursday during the exercise at Nakuru bus terminus, Moses Obiero form the department said the move was prompted by the fact that the bedbugs are now breeding in the PSV Matatus and spread with passengers acting as carriers. Already the…

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Several tones of unfit maize flour destroyed in Nakuru

Nakuru County Public Health Chief officer Samuel King’ori has called on millers to ensure they sell quality flour free from aflatoxin to consumers. Speaking at Gioto dumpsite in Nakuru on Wednesday when he led the destruction of several tones of maize flour unfit for human consumption,King’ori said as Public Health officials they will continue to do inspection in all outlets to ensure they comply. “We are continuing with the operation and we call on Kenyans too to assist us in this”said King’ori. The flour was found at Kanini haraka enterprises…

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Fresh Kapedo attack leaves 9 people nursing gun wounds at Nakuru Level 5 hospital

Nine people are nursing serious gun wounds at Nakuru Level 5 hospital after they were accosted by unknown people in Kapedo area in Turkana. According to the facility’s Medical superintendent Dr. Joseph Mburu,the patients who are all male are in fair stable condition safe for one who has bullet lodged in his chest. He said that some of them have been taken to theater to clean the gunshot wounds as the critical patient is expected to be operated any time. Addressing media at the facility on Tuesday morning,Dr. Mburu said…

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137 illegal chemists shut down in a crackdown by Pharmacy and Poisons Board

A total of 137 illegal chemists in South Rift region have been closed, stocks seized and owners arrested and arraigned in court and charged with various offenses. The South Rift Region comprises Nakuru, Laikipia, Kericho, Bomet and Samburu. Addressing media in Nakuru on Friday morning, Pharmacy and Poisons Board’s Head of Goods distribution practices and Ports of Entry Dr.Dominic Kariuki said this followed a one week crackdown that commenced 20th January. During the crackdown, Dr.Kariuki added that suspected government drugs were found in a private chemist in Molo town and…

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Modern Eye Hospital to be set up in Bahati to address rising cases, MP reveals

Plans are underway for construction of an ultra-modern Eye Hospital in Bahati sub County of Nakuru County to try and address the rising eye medical complications in the area. Area MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri has revealed that through his Hands of Mercy Ngunjiri Foundation, he is in talks with Rotary Club of Nairobi Utumishi, and VOSH USA medics over the same. The Legislator was speaking at Githioro Assistant County Commissioner’s office in Lanet on Saturday during the closure of a one week free eye medical exercise. “Through my friends and…

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Government should train more Psychiatrists to handle mental health cases, Taskforce told

There is need for government to train more Psychiatrists and Community Health Volunteers to tackle matters mental health in the country. Dr.Lilian Nyagaya from Kenya Universities’ Professional Counselors Association says the move will help address the challenges the society is facing when it comes to addressing mental health issues. Speaking in Nakuru town on Thursday during a meeting of the National Mental Health Task Force to collect public views on the state of mental health in the country, Dr.Nyagaya was categorical that there was need for practical solutions. According to…

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