News Categories: Health

09 Dec
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County trains women on COVID-19 economic recovery strategies

The County Government of Nakuru has started working with partners in formulating vibrant post-COVID-19 recovery plans for economic development.

County Chief Officer for Gender Dr. William Migwe says Covid-19  had negatively impacted on local women, who form the bulk of Nakuru County.

He said County has partnered with the UN-Women and the Council of Governors in training local women on COVID-19 economic recovery strategies.

“Today, women leaders from across the county are attending a workshop in Nakuru on County COVID-19 socio-economic reengineering and recovery strategy,” he stated.

Dr. Migwe added that the County is working on an effective and flexible financing plan to support women in business reeling from losses occasioned by the pandemic.

Currently, he said, the County Government of Nakuru is working with women groups in economic interventions such as the mass production of face masks, PPEs, and sanitizers.

County Director for Gender Celina Nkatha said the County targets to train over 100 women leaders on easing the economic fallout and will in turn train members of groups they lead.

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12 Nov
By: NGPU 0

Joy as Elburgon Hospital offers theatre services

Doctors at the Elburgon Level 4 Hospital have performed the first-ever surgery since the hospital was opened in 1997 following the upgrade and equipping of a theatre by the County Government of Nakuru under the leadership of Governor Lee Kinyanjui.

Previously, all surgical operations were referred and conducted at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital in Nakuru town or neighboring counties. The hospital serves thousands of peasant farmers and forest evictees living in various low-income areas in Molo, Njoro and Rongai sub-counties.

Yesterday, a team of doctors led by Dr George Biketi conducted two minor operations. Both patients are recovering well. Going forward, the Elburgon-based hospital will be conducting minor surgeries on Wednesdays and will soon shift to complicated ones.

The hospital’s nursing officer-in-charge, Alpharxard Kemboi said the successful surgeries are a clear testament on the County’s commitment to improving health services.

A ksh40 million maternity wing at the Elburgon Sub-County Hospital is over 60 percent done and will ease congestion at the Molo sub-County Hospital.

Early this year, the County Government of Nakuru replaced old and leaking roofing tiles with corrugated iron sheets, giving the over 20 years old hospital a new look.

The County has employed over 500 healthcare workers in the last one year. They include nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists, radiographers, clinical officers and public health officers.

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