Nakuru County’s latest COVID-19 statistics

Nakuru County has recorded 1,227 COVID-19 cases as at October 5.

This is according to latest statistics from Ministry of Health.

In a statement to newsrooms on Monday,Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui also revealed that a total of 18,081 persons have been tested across the county.

Meanwhile, recoveries stand at 529 patients of whom 185 at health facilities and 344 u see home based care.

Kinyanjui further revealed that 21 patients are admitted to isolation facilities with 16 being on supplementary oxygen.

18 patients are at PGH COVID-19 isolation and management centre while 3 are at Naivasha isolation facility.

The governor while noting the continued rising cases in Nakuru county with positivity rate now at 6.7% (which is higher than the national average of 4.6%) ,said the disease is now at Community level.

He called on residents to go for testing to ensure early management of the disease.

“We encourage residents to go for testing so that we can manage disease” said Kinyanjui.

The governor has also urged locals to continue observing COVID-19 prevention measures among them washing hands regularly,and wearing facemasks while in public places.

COVID-19: Nakuru has recorded 3 cases so far

Nakuru County has registered an extra Covid-19 patient totaling the number to three after a lady who was on transit from a burial in Vihiga to Nairobi was screened in Naivasha and tested positive before being taken to Naivasha Sub County Hospital.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui at a past media address.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Through a press release Nakuru County Governor has said that they have so far managed to work with the Nairobi City County Response team and traced two occupants of a private car that the patient was on board and the two have been quarantined.

Moreover Kinyanjui has written that they have also talked with Vihiga County Response team to contact trace people who attended the same burial.

Meanwhile, Kinyanjui has condemned the most recent stigmatization of truck drivers in the country saying that they should not be treated as main agents of Covid-19 with the basis that they are transporting goods that are essential to the growth and economy of the country.

“We should handle the issues around truck drivers in a sobre way without stigmatizing them” he said.

On his side Nakuru County Health CEC Dr.Gichuki Kariuki said that they have so far traced eight direct contact persons of the 27years old man who was found in Kiratina after he tested Covid-19 positive.

Gichuki has clarified that the gentleman was however not a truck driver but a passenger and a total of fifteen families have been quarantined in their houses in Kiratina area at the outskirts of Nakuru Town.

Multi-million outpatient facility set to de-congest Nakuru Level 5 Hospital

The Sh600 million 3–storey ultra-modern outpatient facility under construction at Nakuru Level 5.PHOTO/NGPU.

The Sh600 million 3–storey ultra-modern outpatient facility at the Nakuru County Level 5 Hospital is over 75% complete. 

The 4-wing complex will have laboratories, X-rays and imaging center, pharmacies, theatres among other essential services. 

All doctors, nurses, various specialists and consultants will be stationed there. 

According to Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui, once complete, the facility will help decongest the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital that currently attends to patients from the 5 neighboring Counties. 


“The completion of this facility will greatly help in decongesting the Nakuru Level 5 which currently serves patients not only from Nakuru but also from the 5 neighboring counties,” said Kinyanjui. 

The county boss adding that this is one of many other ongoing infrastructural improvement projects in Nakuru County in line with his manifesto to provide quality health care. 

The other projects are the Sh40 million upgrade of a maternity wing at the Gilgil General and Psychiatric Hospital and the expansion of a maternity wing of Elburgon Hospital at Sh40 million. 

The Naivasha sub-County Referral Hospital is set for a Sh300 million upgrade in a partnership between the Kengen and Nakuru County. 

Sh100 million has been set aside for the upgrade of the Molo Level 4 Hospital and Sh60 million for Olenguruone sub-County Hospital. 

Also, a Sh500 million radiology centre is taking shape and will help in cancer treatment and management. 

The County Government of Nakuru has procured and distributed assorted medical supplies worth millions of shillings to further boost health services. 

Early this year, the County advertised for the employment of doctors, nurses, specialists and other health workers to address understaffing in the health sector. 

In the 2019/20 financial year, the County Government of Nakuru allocated Sh6 billion, approximately 36% of the total County budget, to healthcare. 


Specialized ‘Margaret Kenyatta Mother-Baby Wing’ opened at Nakuru Level 5 Hospital

It is a boost to Nakuru County in the reduction of maternal mortality after a Sh 450 million mother baby wing was opened by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Wednesday.

The Margaret Kenyatta mother baby wing located at the Nakuru level five hospitals has a bed capacity of 257 and is expected to serve patients from eight other counties bordering Nakuru County.

The first lady said that she will endeavor to ensure that safer delivery for mothers given the high priority in the county.

“I will endeavor to ensure that safer delivery for mothers is given the high priority in the country” said the First Lady.

She said that existence of a Kangaroo baby unit within the facility will ensure that mothers provide warmth to new born babies.

She noted that the beyond zero campaign has contributed a lot to reduction of maternal deaths across the country and more so then hard to reach areas.

Further the first lady appreciated the fact that most county governments were determined to improve infrastructure in the various health facilities in the country.

“I must appreciate the fact that most county governments are determined to improve infrastructure in the various health facilities in the country” she said.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui while pledging more support for the health sector in the county said that eight more ambulances will be purchased to be deployed across the county.

The county budget that currently accounts for 36% of the total county budget will also be enhanced in order to improve health services.Three more health centers will also be upgraded to sub county hospitals in order to meet growing demand.

The Margaret Kenyatta mother baby wing has four operational theaters and also antenatal and prenatal clinic.

PHOTO/Courtesy office of the First Lady Kenya official facebook:First Lady Margaret Kenyatta during the opening of a Sh 450 million mother baby wing at Nakuru’s Level 5 hospital.

Multi-million ultra modern maternity to ease congestion at Nakuru’s Level 5

The Multi-million ultra modern maternity wing at the Nakuru’s Level 5 hospital is expected to be operational by June 2018.

The facility is expected to ease congestion in the maternity wing at the facility and ensure quality services for mothers and children.

Speaking on Thursday morning when he toured the ongoing final construction work at the facility, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said the facility which is funded by the National government in collaboration with county will see improved services.

He added that this is a major boost to the county government’s commitment plan of improving health facilities in the county.

The ultra modern maternity wing is expected to cost 326 million shillings.

It has a bed capacity of 288 and according to Governor Lee Kinyanjui it will be of great benefits not only Nakuru county residents but also the neighboring counties.

The facility will have a shopping complex for infant and women items, antenatal clinics, maternity wards, theaters, delivery rooms and baby clinics.

The modern facility will also have modern and sophisticated equipment to be able to handle complex cases.




PHOTO/Hivisasa:Nakuru’s Level 5 Hospital.

Oncology centre opened at Nakuru’s level 5

Cancer patients in Nakuru County will now not require travel to Nairobi or Eldoret to seek cancer treatment services following the commissioning of an Oncology Centre at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital.

Speaking at the facility on Thursday morning during the official opening, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said the centre which is an initiative of the county government of Nakuru will also serve patients from neighboring counties.

“We started this journey way back upon realization that we have cancer patients who have to travel to Nairobi or Eldoret to seek health services but with this centre now our patients will be able to get services here” he said.

Governor Kinyanjui added that the county government will carry out staff recruitment in various cadres so as to meet the centre demands.

Upon official opening, the centre on admitted seventeen patients.

According to Kinyanjui, chemotherapy sessions will be the first to be conducted in the centre before other comprehensive services begin to be offered.

He called on members of the public to go for cancer screening so that early detection can enable them access treatment at an early stage.

The county government of Nakuru will also offer free NHIF registration and also make payments to the vulnerable in order for them to access cancer treatment services.

On her part, Dr. Gladwell Kiarie who will be in charge of the centre said establishment is a milestone in the provision of health services in Nakuru county.

“The establishment of this centre is a milestone in the provision of health services in Nakuru county” she said.

She called on other counties to duplicate Nakuru county and established such centres in order to reduce the burden of cancer treatment.

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and his, deputy Dr.Erick Korir and other officials after officially opening Oncology centre at Nakuru’s Level 5 (PGH) Hospital to cater for cancer patients needs.

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