Murang’a steps up process of diagnosing TB

The Health Department in Murang’a County has adopted a new initiative that will hopefully hasten testing and treatment of tuberculosis (TB). In the recent past, the department has deployed a number of motorcycles which are involved in collecting samples from various health facilities within the county and taking them for testing at the main laboratory […]

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Nurses and clinical officers in Murang’a join colleagues in strike

Nurses and clinical officers in Murang’a County have joined colleagues from other counties and downed tools to press for better terms from the devolved administration. The health workers have been offering services in the past two weeks despite a national strike which was announced by their union officials. Kenyan National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Murang’a […]

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ICU facility in Murang’a to continue offering free services, says Wa Iria

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Murang’a Level-5 hospital will continue serving patients for free, the County Governor Mwangi wa Iria has said. Wa Iria on Wednesday observed that since the facility was commissioned in June this year, it has successfully facilitated treatment of 121 patients for free. The 35 bed-capacity ICU, he noted has […]

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Government asked to change tactic in fight on cancer prevalence

Government should invest more on preventive rather than curative measures on cancer pandemic. A  Public health officer  working with Murang’a Level -5 Hospital, Danson Mwendia said education among other strategies on how residents can avoid contracting cancer is very crucial. Mwendia said public health officers should be empowered to sensitise Kenyans on what causes cancer […]

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Renal unit in Murang’a Hospital a big relief for patients

Installation of a renal unit in Murang’a level-5 hospital back in 2015 has greatly relieved hundreds of patients who were forced to seek dialysis services in facilities away from the county. Patients suffering from kidney failure were forced to travel to Kenyatta National hospital for dialysis, which was not only expensive but also tiring and […]

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