JKUAT Health Services Scores Highly in MoH Assessment of Vaccination Centres

From Left: Mr. Wanjau, Ms. Kajuju, Mr. Macharia, Dr. Mburugu, Ms. Kendi, and Ms. Wanjugu after  the assessment.

The JKUAT Hospital Services has posted high scores in the inspection /assessment of the facility as a Covid-19 Vaccination Centre.

This follows a verdict by a joint inspection team from the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) that conducted the assessment and evaluation of the JKUAT Hospital on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

The Ministry of Health checklist for the inspection and assessment exercise entailed various aspects which included; supply, infrastructure and storage, information management, human resource and capacity building, infection prevention control and waste management.

The assessment and inspection of the JKUAT vaccination center was conducted by Mr. James Wanjau (MoH) and Ms. Ann Wanjugu (KMPDC).

The JKUAT Health Services scored 88%  overall during the inspection exercise that was also conducted across the 47 counties between October 28 and November 6, 2021, according to a letter signed by the CEO, KMPDC, Daniel Yumbya.   

Speaking after the assessment, the University’s acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patrick Mburugu, expressed satisfaction of the inspection outcome, noting that the “Very Good” score was illustrative of the hard work that staff and the university community have put in to ensure the job is done well.  

The hospital team that spearheaded the exercise included; Nursing Officer, Caroline Mwangi (In charge of Covid-19 Vaccination), Simon Macharia, Florence Kajuju and Ann Kendi (Health Records).

“The team has been enthusiastic and that is why we have been able to achieve,” said Dr. Mburugu and appreciated the County Government of Kiambu for the supply of the vaccines through Gachororo Health Centre.

The JKUAT hospital is grateful to the University Management for supporting the exercise and the provision of the facilities to ensure the process moves smoothly.

Dr. Mburugu noted that staff and students have shown confidence in services at the hospital.

“Our vaccines are safe and we urge those who have not received their doses to come” adding that the hospital currently has Moderna and Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccines, said Dr. Mburugu.

He however identified misinformation as a major hindrance to the uptake of the vaccination.

The university has extended the vaccination /immunization to the community around Juja and area residents are encouraged to come for the jab, he said.

Sister Caroline Mwangi noted that there is enough stock of the vaccines and more people should visit the facility for vaccination, adding, the vaccination is administered on Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 1 pm.

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