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Peter Koima May 8, 2019


Nurses in Nandi County celebrated the International Nurses Week at the Nandi County Headquarters where they also renewed their vows to support healthcare through dedicated and compassionate care. The week-long celebrations started on May 6 with the official launch in Homabay County by the Chief Administrative Secretary the Hon. Rachel Shebesh Homabay County with the theme “Nurses: A voice to lead – Health for All”. Nandi nurses started their celebration with a wellness check up of members of staff and the public and created awareness of diabetes and lifestyle diseases.

The nurses also engaged members of staff and the public in infection control activities such as hand washing and hand hygiene exercises.

Speaking during the event, Medical Services Chief Officer Dr. Paul Lagat lauded the nursing staff for being important stakeholders in healthcare. He encouraged them to be motivated in in delivering high-quality, life-saving medical care to patients.

“Our nurses play an essential role in ensuring that our patients have a positive experience at our hospital and leave in a better condition than they arrived,” said Dr. Lagat.

“Because of nurses’ wide-ranging roles and our sheer numbers, we are well positioned to identify and help solve many public health problems in the course of providing individual care to our patients and their families,” said Sally Kemboi, the Chief Officer Preventive and Promotive Services.

“Nurses have successfully used our voices and expertise to inspire, innovate, and influence to advance the health of our nation. I urge all nurses to become passionate about public health and to advocate for the causes that they feel strongly about,” she added.

“I salute Nandi nurses who have shown utmost dedication to their job and selfless service to the people who need help,”said Chepterwai ward MCA Hon. Elphas Cheruiyot.


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