Dr.Wainaina appointed acting Chief Officer Public Health

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has appointed Dr.Daniel Wainaina acting Chief Officer Public Health. In a statement to newsrooms on Thursday,Kinyanjui stated,”this is to inform the public that Dr.Daniel Wainaina has been appointed acting Chief Officer Public Health immediately.” The position fell vacant following the demise of Samuel King’ori. King’ori succumbed to COVID-19 complications at the Nairobi Hospital. Until his appointment, Dr.Wainaina was the acting cou ty director of medical services. Dr.Wainaina holds a Bachelor of Medicine and surgery as well as Masters in Public Health. In the appointment notice,Governor Kinyanjui…

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Nakuru journalists receive COVID-19 jab

Nakuru journalists on Wednesday started receiving their COVID-19 jab as frontline workers. This is after the county government of Nakuru agreed to give priority to journalists. The county argued that journalists were at high risk of contracting COVID-19 owing to the nature of their work. This move will see all journalists willing to take the jab vaccinated at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital. Nakuru TV Founder Patrick Kinyua alias Patrick Prince called on fellow scribes to go for the jab as it will go along way in shielding them from…

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Nakuru-based Journalists light candles as they remember fallen Public Health Chief Officer Samuel King’ori

Nakuru-based Journalists on Tuesday lit candles to remember Nakuru county Chief Officer for Public Health Samuel King’ori who succumbed to COVID-19 complications. The event which took place at the former office of the deceased in Nakuru town at 7PM, saw Journalists narrate their last encounter with the deceased. Led by Kenya Union of Journalists Nakuru Chapter Secretary General Kioko wa Kivandi,the scribes noted that the deceased was key in their line of duty. “He had our interests as Journalists at heart.This is one person you would call and he picks…

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Arama calls on locals to embrace ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise

Nakuru Town West MP Samwel Arama has called on his constituents to ignore rumours and fears on the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise. Speaking on Saturday after receiving the COVID-19 jab at his residential in Nakuru West,Arama said there is nothing to fear about the vaccine. He added that the vaccination will.go a long way in boosting the fight against COVID-19,urging locals to ensure they get the jab. “There is nothing to fear and I think as locals we need to shun rumours and fears about the vaccine if we really…

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Nakuru County rolls out COVID-19 vaccination drive with focus on frontline healthcare workers

Nakuru County has received 30,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca have. This was revealed on Monday by County CECM for health Dr.Kariuki Gichuki during the launch of the vaccination against COVID-19. The CECM added that 3,000 doses will be supplied to the Lanet Regional Military Hospital. “As a county we have received 30,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca have of which 3,000 will be taken to Laney Regional Military Hospital” said Dr.Kariuki. The County vaccination drive of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab is first focused on the frontline healthcare workers. The County targets to…

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Lions Club of Nakuru’s Free Diabetic Clinic playing a key role in fighting diabetes

The Lions Club Nakuru has stepped in to support the Ministry of Health efforts in the fight against diabetes. Through the ‘Free Lions Diabetic Clinic’, established in October 2008, the charitable group has been helping locals in Nakuru and its environs. The clinic situated within Nakuru’s Lions Primary School compound is open to patients every Thursday 7.00am to 8.00am with free services offered. Through Lions Club of Nakuru and well-wishers, drugs are acquired from COSMOS Pharmaceuticals Ltd Nairobi at an affordable price. Dr.Shanti Haria who is part of the medical…

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Nakuru MCAs on spot for delaying Maternal Newborn Adolescent and Child Health Bill 2019

Reproductive health lobby groups in Nakuru have called on the County Assembly of Nakuru to expedite the Maternal Newborn Adolescent and Child Health Bill 2019. Led by Reproductive Health Youth Friendly and Environmental Conservation (RHYFE) under the umbrella KELIN Kenya, the groups have questioned why the Bill has taken long to materialize since 2014. Martin Lunalo from RHYFE reiterates  the importance of the Bill towards realization of access to comprehensive Sexual Reproductive Health and maternal Services. Speaking after holding a peaceful demonstration in the streets of Nakuru Town to the…

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Nakuru MCAs on spot for delaying Nakuru Maternal Newborn Adolescent and Child Health Bill 2019

Reproductive health lobby groups in Nakuru have called on the County Assembly of Nakuru to expedite the Maternal Newborn Adolescent and Child Health Bill 2019. Led by Reproductive Health Youth Friendly and Environmental Conservation (RHYFE) under the umbrella KELIN Kenya, the groups have questioned why the Bill has taken long to materialize since 2014. Martin Lunalo from RHYFE reiterates  the importance of the Bill towards realization of access to comprehensive Sexual Reproductive Health and maternal Services. Speaking after holding a peaceful demonstration in the streets of Nakuru Town to the…

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State of COVID-19 in Nakuru as at November 30

Nakuru county has recorded 3,935 confirmed COVID-19 cases as at November 30, 2020. This is according to Nakuru County CECM for health Dr.Gichuki Kariuki. In a statement to newsrooms on Monday,the CECM also revealed that 2,109 patients have recovered. Unfortunately, 87 people have succumbed to the disease while  25 people are admitted to various isolation facilities. Among them,15 are at the Nakuru PGH Isolation Centre, 3 in Langalanga, 1 in Valley hospital,1 in Nakuru War Memorial Hospital, 1 in Annex Hospital and 4 in Nakuru Nursing home. Meanwhile,15 Patients are…

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