Striking nurses risk sacking, CoG insists

Striking nurses. [Photo|coastweek] The Council of Governors (CoG) has maintained that the ongoing nurses strike in counties, is illegal. The council said the ruling issued by the Labour Court on September 1, 2017 in cause No 1069 of 2017, John Biiy and Seth Panyako and others, declared the nurses strike illegal. It said the ruling…

Governor Nyong’o finds Kisumu District Hospital grounded, calls for urgent meeting

​Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o (holds chin) when he visited Kisumu District Hospital August 25, 2017. [Photo|Anyang’ Nyong’o] ​Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o has expressed disappointment in the manner in which health services have been going on at the Kisumu District Hospital.​ This is after alongside his Deputy Dr Ochieng Owili, visited the hospital, to…

Governor Sang dissolves County Health Management Board, Hospital Management Committee sending over 20 officers home

Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang address residents at Kapkwong’ in Chemelil/Chemase ward during thanksgiving prayers for the new area MCA Hillary Serem, August 24, 2017. [Photo|Wakili Araap Sang] Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang, has with immediate effect dissolved the County Health Management Board and the Hospital Management Committee, affecting all the sub-counties, in the North Rift…

NHIF speaks on default payment allegations

A National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) stakeholders meeting at the Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi, August 22, 2017. [Photo|@nhifkenya] The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has dismissed reports that it is yet to process or transmitt funds to various health facilities. This is after various health facilities, particularly private, accused NHIF of reneging on contractual…

Health Ministry receives vaccine equipment worth Sh9 million

Angela Kisoso hands over an equipment to Head of Curative Services Dr Izaq Odongo, before other Health officials, at the National Vaccine Depot in Kitengela, Kajiado County, August 2, 2017. [Photo: MoH] The Ministry of Health has received a donation of vaccine storage equipment worth Sh9 million from B-Medical Systems. The Equipment were delivered by Angela Kisoso…

Study reveals use of contraceptives in Kisumu, countrywide

  More than half of currently married women (58 per cent) use a contraceptive method while the youths below 24-years are the larger consumers of these methods at 68 per cent. This is according to Kenya Demographic Health Survey 2014. The most popular modern contraceptive methods used by these group women are injectables (26 percent),…

Hola, Bura public hospitals now providing theater services

[Photo/MoH] Residents of Tana River County can now access theater services and surgical equipment at Hola Level 5 and Bura Level 4 public hospitals. The Ministry of Health has indicated that theater services are also being enhanced with construction of a new theater at Garden Level 4 hospital. In 2013 the county had analog radiology…

Eldoret’s Gynocare Fistula Center CEO treating free of charge

[Photo/Gynocare Fistula Center] Women suffering from fistula have been urged to go for treatment. Gynocare Fistula Center Eldoret CEO Hillary Mabeya, said Fistula is a tear in a woman’s bladder or rectum that causes constant urine or stool leakage. “Two million women suffer from the condition, with 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occurring each year…

Luhya musician detained over Sh1.5M hospital bill

[Photo/Napstar] Emmanuel Musindi has been detained at the MP Shah Hospital, Nairobi, after failing to rise Sh1.5 million, hospital bill. It is said the Luhya community artist popularly known for his ‘Sena Alwanyi’ hit, was admitted at the facility since May 5, after he collapsed, while performing at an undisclosed event. According to Bonventure Mwayuli,…

County government signs MoU with I-Tech to automate health services

The County Government of Uasin Gishu has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with I-Tech Kenya in a bid to support the automation of health services (E-Heath) in the County. ICT and e-Government CeC Barnabas Sang said Health Services is part of the county’s Integrated Development Plan 2013-2018 where automation of health services was prioritized….

400 candidates get Sh234m to study in KMTC, state to distribute 400,000 Mosquito nets

The government has awarded 400 candidates from poor backgrounds, full scholarships worth Sh234.2 million this year, to pursue their nursing studies at Kenya Medical Training Colleges (KMTC). The scholarships granted by World Bank aims to address the shortage of health workers in the country, towards attainment of universal health coverage. 300 beneficiaries will come from…

First Lady hails Kangemi’s St Joseph Centre

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has hailed St. Joseph’s The Worker Health Centre upgrading and becoming a fully- fledged health centre, complete with a new maternity wing, a dental and eye clinic and an orthopedic clinic. She said the facility in Kangemi offers  affordable health services not only to the immediate community living in the area,…