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29 Mar
By: NGPU 0

County enhances Oxygen monitoring, supply in COVID-19 era

The County Government of Nakuru is committed to providing quality management of COVID-19, especially in critical care where patients may need supplemental oxygen.
Nakuru Level 5 Hospital has ensured the Oxygen Plant that supplies oxygen and oxygen accessories to over 15 neighbouring counties is serviceable and well managed.
The Department of Health Services in collaboration with Clinton Health Access Initiative has distributed 80 Pulse Oximeters to all level 2, 3, 4 and 5 hospitals across the region.
The non-invasive device clips onto a finger to measure how much oxygen is in someone’s blood. Low oxygen levels can be an early warning sign that medical care is needed.
Many people with COVID-19 have low levels of oxygen in their blood, even when they feel well. In December 2020, the County trained over 95 healthcare workers on Oxygen and Pulse Oxymetry.
According to the County Clinical Officer, Mr Jackson Cheruiyot, the County will continue investing in access to medical oxygen and related technologies to meet COVID-19 needs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated global oxygen demand and made the delivery of oxygen supplies more urgent than ever. A normal level of oxygen is usually 95% or higher.
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29 Mar
By: NGPU 0

Medics trained on COVID-19 vaccine administration

Training of all healthcare workers involved in the implementation of the mass COVID-19 vaccination drive in Nakuru County is ongoing at the Kenya Medical Training College- Nakuru Campus.
The two-day training seeks to equip the workers, drawn from all sub-counties, with adequate knowledge and skills to ensure safe and efficient COVID-19 vaccine administration.
The Department of Health Services is working in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the training will cascade to the sub-County level to enhance human resource capacity.
Today, the County also launched the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination for people aged above 58 in high infection areas. The first phase targeted healthcare providers, security officers and teachers.
Expanded Program on Immunization- WHO officer, Dr John Ogange commended the County Government of Nakuru for putting up measures to ensure speedy and wide COVID-19 vaccine uptake.
Present was the County Chief Nursing Officer, Ms Virginia Njenga, County Health Promotion Officer, Ms Ellen Ngware, County Health Records Officer, Mr Luke Kiptoon and the County Coordinator ICT-Health, James Ndung’u.
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