Narok County Health
Nurses strike continues unabated
Narok county launches a multi billion pharmaceutical company
Prayerful nurse gives hope to Narok patients as medics' strike bites
Thousands turn up for cancer screening in Kisii as govt promises centre
Nurses strike continues unabated
2017-07-22 15:04:08 By Anthony KaiKai. Essential services at Narok County referral hospital remain paralyzed six weeks after nurses downed their tools demanding implementation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) signed last year. A spot check at the hospital revealed empty beds in the wards with patients being turned away. The situation at the Narok county referral hospital remains dire following the ongoing nurses strike that has paralyzed essential medical services in most public hospitals   Read More ...
Narok county launches a multi billion pharmaceutical company
2017-03-19 13:14:26 Narok county government has launched a multi -billion pharmaceutical company that will cut down importation of medicine in the country by 70 percent. Narok governor Samuel ole Tunai who officiated the ceremony revealed that the construction of 10 million dollar facility would uplift the county's health system. Tunai is expected to launch his bid to recapture the seat on Monday 20TH.   Read More ...
Narok county launches a multi billion pharmaceutical company
2017-03-19 13:05:27 Narok county government has launched a multi -billion pharmaceutical company that will cut down importation of medicine in the country by 70 percent. Narok governor Samuel ole Tunai who officiated the ceremony revealed that the construction of 10 million dollar facility would uplift the county’s health system. Tunai is expected to launch his bid to recapture the seat on Monday 20TH   Read More ...
Health: Angry youths rough up doctors' union officials in Bomet
2016-12-28 21:26:14 Angry youths rough up doctors' union officials in Bomet Several people were injured when rowdy youths stormed a meeting between doctors' union officials and medics from Bomet County at a local hotel yesterday. The meeting between Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union (KMPDU) officials and the doctors ended in disarray after the youths violently evicted them. Hell broke loose minutes after Governor Isaac Ruto left a meeting with Narok West   Read More ...
Dedicated Nurse Gives Hope to Patients in Narok Through Prayer as Medics Strike
2016-12-14 06:17:44 A nurse at a Narok Hospital is gaining plaudits for defying a directive to keep off work as the medics strike continues to bite. Nurses and doctors have in the past week been out in the streets demanding a better pay. However, nurse Ann Rose Wanjiku has been reporting to the Narok County Hospi.   Read More ...
Prayerful nurse gives hope to Narok patients as medics' strike bites
2016-12-13 12:48:53 Prayerful nurse gives hope to Narok patients as medics' strike bites But one nurse at a Narok hospital defied the directive to keep off work and reported to her work station daily. Unlike her colleagues, Ann Rose Wanjiku has been waking up and heading to Narok County Hospital every morning not to dress the patients’ wounds, but beseech God to heal them. In the hospital deserted by both doctors and   Read More ...
Authority arrests 46 found operating illegal pharmacies and chemists in South Rift
2016-12-07 09:13:32 The Pharmacy and Poisons Board on Tuesday arrested 46 people in four South Rift counties of Nakuru, Narok, Kericho and Bomet in a major crackdown on illegal pharmacies and chemists that began on Monday. Culprits were found operating without the necessary licenses from the drug regulatory authority. They were also found not to be qualified to sell drugs, according to the board. The crackdown which ends on Friday targets people   Read More ...
Families transfer patients to private hospitals as strike bites
2016-12-06 02:27:53 Public hospitals in Nakuru, Nyandarua, Narok, Samburu and Laikipia counties remained deserted on Monday as health workers kept off work. Patients seeking treatment at the health facilities continued suffering as they were turned away by security guards, with nobody in sight to attend to them. The most affected were those scheduled for Caesarean sections, surgeries and expectant mothers who had to seek immediate help elsewhere in private facilities. At the   Read More ...
Health: 53 percent of Narok residents defecate in bushes
2016-11-21 14:25:48 53 percent of Narok residents defecate in bushes due to lack of toilets Health officials in Narok County have revealed that approximately 53 percent of the total population living in rural areas defecate in bushes. Public health officials have exuded confidence that the toilet coverage in the county has improved from 38 percent last year to 47 percent this year. According to the County Public Health Officer Mr. Daniel Sironka,   Read More ...
Seven month old baby sodomised, infected with viral disease in Narok
2016-09-22 08:09:15 Seven month old baby sodomised, infected with viral disease in Narok The couple being led outside Narok police station. They are being held following sodomy links of their seven-month old baby boy. They are undergoing medical test before charges are preferred against them. [PHOTO:ROBERT KIPLAGAT/Standard] A couple is being held by police after their seven-month-old boy was sodomised and abandoned in their house. Area County Children's Director Fred Simi said   Read More ...
Thousands turn up for cancer screening in Kisii as govt promises centre
2016-08-26 08:45:30 Cancer patients in Kisii and neighbouring Counties have a reason to smile after the national government announced plans to construct a treatment centre in the region. Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi said the centre, to be constructed in collaboration with Arrow Bank of Development, will also diagnose and treat patients from Nyamira, Migori and Narok Counties. “The treatment centre will aid in early detection of the disease to facilitate fast   Read More ...
Thousands turn up for cancer screening in Kisii as govt promises centre
2016-08-25 18:23:13 Cancer patients in Kisii and neighbouring Counties have a reason to smile after the national government announced plans to construct a treatment centre in the region. Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi said the centre, to be constructed in collaboration with Arrow Bank of Development, will also diagnose and treat patients from Nyamira, Migori and Narok Counties. “The treatment centre will aid in early detection of the disease to facilitate fast   Read More ...
Digital platform to reduce medicine theft in 15 counties
2016-08-02 15:15:10 Digital platform to reduce medicine theft in 15 counties KISUMU, KENYA: Fifteen counties in Western Kenya have pledged to use a new digital platform availed by the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) to help fight drug theft cartels, being blamed for shortage in health facilities. County health pharmacists from the counties which include Kisumu, Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia,Siaya, Homa Bay, Kisii, Nyamira, Migori, Kericho, Bomet and Narok said the e-mobile application   Read More ...
Deadly blue-tongue disease hits Narok livestock
2016-08-01 14:35:32 NAROK, KENYA: Over a million sheep are at risk of contracting deadly blue tongue disease which has killed over 30,000 sheep since the beginning of the year in various parts of Narok. This is according to county Veterinary officer Benard Njau who said the department has managed to contain the spread of the disease through mass vaccination. According to the vet, some of the notable clinical signs of the disease   Read More ...
Measles and Rubella Vaccination Kicks Off In
2016-07-01 14:47:07 The national vaccination campaign against Measles and Rubella has kicked off in Narok County. The vaccination, which is backed by both the national and county government, was launched on Monday, May 16, at DEB Nairege Enkare Primary School. Narok Governor Samuel Tunai and the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Nicholas Muraguri, joined the primary school pupils, teachers and parents in the colorful event. Also present were Narok   Read More ...
Crazy Monday: Men shun voluntary HIV testing
2016-06-02 00:03:25 women than men are turning up for voluntary HIV testing and counselling in the county. Health personnel in the county have revealed that 70 per cent of those who turn up for testing are women. Speaking during a health stakeholders' meeting, Narok North Sub-County Medical Officer of Health (MoH) Sarah Okebe said cultural practices in Narok, such as polygamy, are contributing to the spread of HIV. "Unfortunately, men who could   Read More ...
Men shun voluntary HIV testing
2016-06-02 00:03:03 Men shun voluntary HIV testing More women than men are turning up for voluntary HIV testing and counselling in the county. Speaking during a health stakeholders' meeting, Narok North Sub-County Medical Officer of Health (MoH) Sarah Okebe said cultural practices in Narok, such as polygamy, are contributing to the spread of HIV. "Unfortunately, men who could be spreading the disease from one partner to the other continue to bury their   Read More ...
Five-man cervical cancer walk team now heads for Narok
2016-05-16 07:40:23 A five-man team raising funds for cervical cancer treatment in Migori County was Sunday flagged off from Bomet. They will be covering 100km during the walk dubbed “Step by Step Campaign”. The walk, supported by the Nation Media Group, Swift Made Solution and Smile Woman, is expected to raise Sh50 million to treat 50 cancer patients in Migori County. The men were first flagged off from Migori by the county   Read More ...
1 The number of persons treated for cholera in Narok in a week
2016-05-07 06:43:43 poor sanitation is a major cause of cholera.photo/COURTESY Narok Medical Services director Francis Kiio said they have contained the cholera outbreak, following reports of only one case since last week. No other has been reported, but he is giving a 14-day window before declaring Narok cholera-free.   Read More ...
Alarm in Narok as cholera case confirmed
2016-05-01 21:04:22 Alarm in Narok as cholera case confirmed One cholera case has been confirmed in Narok. This was revealed during a multi-sectoral cholera management meeting at Narok Referral Hospital. The meeting was aimed at devising strategies to combat the outbreak. County Director of Health Services Francis Kiio said the first case of cholera was confirmed at the facility after specimens from a patient who was admitted with cholera symptoms tested positive.   Read More ...
Houses torched as clashes mar Christmas celebrations in Narok
2015-12-26 15:21:26 One person is fighting for his life at Olokurto health centre with arrow wounds. He was rushed to the facility with an arrow head still lodged in his arm.   Read More ...
18-week-long cholera outbreak is a scandal
2015-05-13 14:04:11 THE Ministry of Health has finally issued a press release on the cholera outbreak that begun in Kenya on January 7.As of May 11 there were 2,520 cases reported and 50 deaths.The release also reports this preventable disease has hit 10 counties, including Nairobi, Migori, Homa Bay, Bomet, Mombasa, Narok, Murang’a, Kirinyiga, Baringo and Kiambu   Read More ...
13 people confirmed dead in Narok following flash floods
2015-04-30 12:42:42 The Narok county government has confirmed that 13 people died in the flash floods last night. while the number of those injured is yet to be established, several people are reciving treatment in various health centres in narok town.   Read More ...
Men’s input has seen maternal health improve in Narok County
2015-04-27 17:23:31 Narok County has seen childbirth-related deaths decline while family planning uptake has risen after programmes in the area convinced men that it was important for them to ensure that their wives remained healthy, especially during pregnancy.   Read More ...
Trachoma patients in Trans Mara refuse to take eye drugs
2015-02-24 13:41:18 Residents of Trans Mara in Narok County have refused to take prescribed eye medication due to its perceived side effects.   Read More ...
Revert health to state – MP
2015-01-19 10:21:06 The national government should take back the health sector it had devolved to county governments, an MP has said. Narok North MP Moitalel ole Kenta said the counties are unable to manage the sector, putting the lives of millions of Kenyans at risk. He was speaking on Friday when he distributed Sh17.2 million bursaries to students at Narok North CDF offices. “Many Kenyans have opted to seek medical assistance in private hospital because there are no drugs in government hospitals and the personnel are demoralised,” Kenta said.   Read More ...