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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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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Jimmy Gait urges Kenyans to support his petition to President over health sector

Gospel musician Jimmy Gait has petitioned President Uhuru Kenyatta on matters healthcare. Speaking on Radio Maisha Sunday’s Breakfast show hosted by Lofty Matambo,Jimmy Gait elaborated on the five proposals of the petition that are aimed at addressing the issue of rogue doctors accused of misdiagnosing patients. According to Jimmy Gait he came up with the proposal following his own worst experience with Kenyan doctors after he developed throat complications. He told Radio Maisha that Kenyan doctors are money-oriented rather than helping patients an issue that saw him travel to India.In…

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County launches health strategic and Investment Plan 2018-2022

The County Government Nakuru has launched the Nakuru Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan 2018-2019 as a way of improving service delivery. Speaking on Wednesday during the launch of the document, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said his administration has taken health matters seriously. The County boss revealing that the county is also focusing on improving infrastructure of various health facilities.He also called on staff in the health department to always maintain professionalism in their service to humanity. During the ceremony the best staff in health sector in Nakuru County were…

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Governor Kinyanjui calls for establishment of national cancer registry

Kenya should have a central cancer registry to capture and integrate incidences from all hospitals – private and public- for informed decision making process. Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui says the database will give accurate trends on cancer cases, types, risk factors and deaths over time for effective interventions. The Governor was speaking when he met departmental heads and specialists at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital where Nakuru County is setting up one-stop cancer unit. “As a country we need a central cancer registry to capture and integrate incidences from all…

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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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