Abuse of Alcohol and drug termed as major cause of mental illness

People  addicted to alcoholism and those who abuse other forms of drugs are said to exhibit symptoms of mental illness. The  NACADA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Victor  Okiomo has said increased cases of mental illness in the country could be attributed to addiction to alcoholism and substance abuse. He  said out of 18.2 percent of […]

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Avoidance of handshaking helps contain spread of communicable diseases

Halt of greetings by handshaking and frequent hands washing has reduced the spread of communicable diseases by about 60 percent within Murang’a County. The County Executive Member for Health and Sanitation, Joseph Mbai observed that public health facilities have recorded few cases of communicable diseases since March of this year after the government enforced directive […]

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Six restaurants in Murang’a allowed to operate

Six  restaurants in Murang’a have been given nod to operate after meeting conditions set by the Ministry of Health to help control spread of Covid-19. Workers of the eateries have been tested and issued with covid-19 free certificates even as they are supposed to observe other measures strictly to help combat spread of coronavirus. The  […]

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More nurses needed as government gears for universal health coverage

The  government has been requested to employ more nurses so as to effectively realise its goal in the provision of universal health care. During their celebrations to mark year of nurses on  Friday, nurses from Murang’a County claimed that the universal health coverage could not be achieved with the current shortage of nurses being witnessed […]

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Increase of teen pregnancies cause alarm in Murang’a

The  Department of Health in Murang’a  has  written to leadership of local churches seeking assistance in containing increase of  teen pregnancies in the county. In  a  letter to various church heads  within the county, Health Executive Member,  Joseph  Mbai noted that the number of  pregnant young girls has been soaring since last year. In 2018, […]

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