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20 Aug
By: NGPU 0

The Health Success

BY RABACH MOSES
The Department of Health under the leadership of H.E Governor Lee Kinyanjui is working towards increasing the access of Nakuru residents to various medical services including drugs and health personnel.

In his manifesto, Governor Kinyanjui enumerated Health as one of the key components that make up a successful County.

Some of the achievements by the Department of Health include;

Awarding of Nurses

The awarding is as a result of acknowledging hard work done by various medical staff across the County.

During the awarding ceremony that was held in mid-July this year, the department awarded its staff who had stellar performance, in the course of the year. The awards were in the form of a job promotion, the increment of salaries, tours, and academic sponsorships.

This is a long term policy spearheaded by the County and aimed at motivating its staff while ensuring the Medical department achieves its set goals.

The setting of the bakery at PGH

According to the Medical Superintendent at the Nakuru Referral Hospital Dr. Joseph Mburu, the project aims at increasing the supply of bread in the hospital while cutting the cost of buying bread from suppliers.

The County spends approximately Sh700, 000 every month on bread.

The procurement of a bakery machine is coming in to reduce these figures while enabling patients to purchase a loaf of bread at Sh25-Sh30 as compared to the market price of Sh50.

It is projected that about 400 loaves of bread will be produced each day, to serve the entire hospital.

Construction of the outpatient wing

The County Government is also setting up a modern outpatient wing aimed at expanding the Referral hospital, which has experienced an influx of patients at the outpatient department, due to increased referrals from other hospitals in Nakuru and neighboring Counties.

Currently, the Referral hospital serves patients from Bomet, Kericho, Samburu, Baringo, Nyandarua, and Laikipia among other Counties where 2,000 patients are treated daily, 750 of them being inpatients.

The Outpatient wing worth Sh 500,000 million will have a pharmacy, x-ray and laboratory services.

Mother Baby wing

Opened by H.E Margaret Kenyatta in 2018, the medical care has become a blessing to expectant mothers in Nakuru and other Counties.

The 250-bed maternity wing offers services which include, Child clinic, immunization, comprehensive maternity care, and family planning.

It also offers a special care to children born with complications at the neonatal intensive care unit within the same wing.

The wing worth Sh450 million has four modern theatres as well as antenatal and postnatal clinics.

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29 May
By: NGPU 0

Patients benefit from the ongoing 2 day free eye medical camp at PGH

At least 90 patients have undergone the corrective eye cataract surgery at Nakuru Referral Hospital on Day 2 of the free eye medical camp in the hospital’s eye unit.

During a tour of the center this morning, Governor Lee Kinyanjui noted that the doctors hope to attend to 300 patients by Friday.

“I’d like to thank our partners from Spain and USA who have brought in doctors and volunteers to assist in this activity. This partnership is a product of the trip that we made to the USA early this year,” the Governor said.

He further stated that there is a large population of Nakuru residents who suffer from various eye conditions, hence the need to make this eye medical camp an annual event.

“The County Government is also working towards upgrading this eye clinic by purchasing modern equipment to make the center a one-stop shop for all eye problems” he added.

The head of the team, Dr. Dashanaba King from Amrita Center thanked the County Government for the support they have been accorded so far.

According to Dr. Isabel Siones from Spain, some of the common eye problems is eye cataracts, especially in elderly persons.

“We check their eyes and prescribe the right lens for each patient before we give them sunglasses,” Dr. Siones said.

She added that the team will be back after three months to distribute reading glasses to the patients.

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