News Categories: Health

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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11 Nov
By: NGPU 0

County offers free Diabetes, Hypertension screening at PGH

A one-week free diabetes and hypertension screening drive is ongoing at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital – Outpatient Unit.

The exercise is sponsored by the County and targets to screen over 3,000 people before Saturday this week.

Diabetes and hypertension have been linked to increasing one’s risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19.

The County has partnered with Novo Nordisk, a Danish multinational pharmaceutical company, to supply free and subsidized medication.

The Diabetes Centre of Excellence at the facility handles over 1,000 diabetic patients per month.

The County has trained over 500 healthcare workers on diabetes screening and management.

Satellite diabetes clinics have been opened in selected Level 3 and 4 hospitals across the County.

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