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COVID-19 VACCINATION BOOST-BARINGO

Baringo County has Intensified Covid-19 Vaccination targeting to vaccinate 179,000 people in the latest vaccination drive against Covid-19. Speaking when a 10-day Covid-19 vaccination exercise in Kabarnet Town, Baringo Chief Officer (CO) for Medical Services Salome Chelimo said they are rolling out the vaccination drive across the county with much attention on youth and learners …

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PUBLIC HEALTH CRACKDOWN

Following a crackdown on establishments violating health and safety standards by public health officials in Marakwet West, a large number of hoteliers running various eateries in Kapsowar were detained. The operations, which caught many hotel owners and employees off guard, were successful in catching people lacking required clothing and health certifications. Marakwet West County Administrator …

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MEDICAL BILL COVERAGE FOR POLICE OFFICERS

The Government says it has set aside Sh200 million to offset hospital bills for police officers who exhaust their annual National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cover limits. Speaking when he appeared before the National Assembly Public Accounts Committee, Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said the funds will be released once NHIF submits the list of …

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MARGARET KENYATTA CHILDREN HOSPITAL LAUNCHED

In fulfillment of one of the Big Four Agendas, Health Mama Margaret Kenyatta Children Hospital has been opened. Speaking while officiating over the opening of the hospital in Kariobangi East, Korogocho, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the recently launched Level 6 Mama Margaret Kenyatta Children Hospital will have a direct social impact on the …

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KEMSA WELCOMES UHC NATIONAL SCALE-UP TO INCREASE SUPPLY OF ESSENTIAL MEDICINES

The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) leadership has welcomed the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) national scale-up efforts to all 47 counties and confirmed its organizational readiness to support the rollout of affordable healthcare. Following the success of the UHC pilot project in 2018, President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Monday, launched the national UHC Scale-Up, an essential …

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PRIVATE HOSPITALS TO CONTINUE OFFERING SERVICES TO NHIF PATIENTS AFTER PACT WITH MOH

Private hospitals will continue offering services to National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) card holders following a deal reached with the Ministry of health.  According to the Fund’s board chairman Lewis Nguyai, this follows consultations that extended the contracts’ deadline to March 31. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe stated that after this, new contracts which will …

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