OPENING OF NEW HAEMOPHILIA) SICKE CELL CARE UNIT AT NAKURU PGH.
Haemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder in which blood does not clot properly that is affecting the population.
Today, the Deputy Governor was honoured to officiate the opening of the new haemophilia/sickle cell care clinic at the Nakuru County Referral and Teaching Hospital on behalf of H .E Governor Susan Kihika.
With this new facility, haemophilia patients from across the county as well as neighbouring counties will no longer have to travel far in search of life saving treatment.
Previously, patients have lost their lives travelling to either Nairobi or Eldoret seeking treatment. The new clinic will be operational for 24 hours and provide holistic assessment.
Nakuru is home to the oldest patient living with haemophilia for the past 65 years.This is a true testament to the fact that,with the right care, haemophilia patients as well as those suffering from other blood disorders can lead their lives normally.The county will provide all the necessary assistance to those seeking medical attention at the new facility.We thank our partners the Kenya haemophilia association and the sickle cell federation for their support in equipping the clinic as well as training of health care providers to handle haemophilia cases.