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WHY HEALTH INSURANCE IS A NECESSITY IN KENYA

Why health insurance is a necessity in Kenya Martin is a 30-year-old recently employed man who experienced first-hand the importance of having a health cover. Two years ago, Martin’s dad had a heart attack that saw him admitted at one of the best private hospitals in the country. At the end of the first week, his father’s medical bill was a whooping KShs 1.5 million. Luckily, for him, his parents who are civil servants enjoy...

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DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS AND COVID-19

It is very important to know and do something about prevention deep venous thrombosis with the extension of the lockdown. A. What is Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)? This is the clumping of blood cells in the deep-seated veins called clots. Doctors call this deep venous thrombosis. The clots commonly occur in the lower legs, thighs or pelvis. B. How is Covid-19 linked with blood clots? a. Covid-19 as a disease, predisposes us to blood clots. These blood clots...

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND RETURN TO WORK MEASURES

A. What is new at 21st May 2020? Globally 5.1 million persons have been infected and 6.5 % of these have died. In Kenya • 1,021 people have been infected • 50 people have died • 70 - 80% of the infected do not have symptoms but can transmit the virus It is more than a respiratory tract disease. The virus is known to cause kidney failure, heart failure, digestive tract disease, blood clots, and out of control blood...

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COVID-19 AND ITS EFFECT ON HOSPITAL VISITS AND ADMISSIONS

How is the COVID-19 affecting hospital visits and admissions? Hospitals are not safe havens from Covid-19. People from all walks of life come for treatment. Although we try as much as possible to limit cross infections, experience from China and Italy show that the hospital environment is one of the sources of transmission of Coronavirus illnesses. More so, particularly people with other illnesses such as Diabetes, heart Disease and other diseases that reduce one’s immunity. Hospitals...

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FAMILY PLANNING AND ITS BENEFITS

What is family planning? Family planning is the use of methods that give you the opportunity to determine when to have children and how far apart they should be. Did you know that family planning has benefits? This is advantageous because it allows you to space the children while keeping in mind availability of resources, which include; time, social, financial and environmental resources. It also important for maintaining health and empowerment of women. Too many children...

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LETS TALK ABOUT CANCER

WORLD CANCER DAY 4TH FEBRUARY Did you know that in Kenya?90 people die every day from cancer? That’s like a fatal accident occurring daily involving 2 bus loads of passengers. Tragic! It does not have to be this way. This is why we must talk about cancer and work to prevent cancer and urge all to get screened periodically. There are nearly 48,000 new cancer cases and 34,000 deaths every year 80% of cancers...

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HEALTH NUGGETS – CORONAVIRUS

 What is a Coronavirus? It looks like this Coronaviruses are a class of viruses similar to the previous SARS which killed a total of 700 people years back. These new novel virus known as 2019-nCoV started in China late last year. Since then it has spread rapidly. Is there treatment or a vaccine? No there is none, however Scientists are working on overdrive to see what can be done. Current treatment is basically management of symptoms.Possible complications...

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HOME REMEDIES FOR COMMON AILMENTS – PART 2

FOOD POISONING The commonest symptoms of food poisoning are diaorrhea, stomach cramps, general fatigue and vomiting. These occur about four to eight hours after eating contaminated foods or fluids. In most cases the symptoms last from a few hours to a couple of days. In cases of profuse diaorrhea or vomiting dehydration can set it. The key signs of dehydration include extreme thirst, dark concentrated urine, sunken eyes, irritability or dullness in children, rapid heartbeat,...

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HOME REMEDIES FOR COMMON AILMENTS – PART 1

PART 1 QUESTION: Dear Doc. Are there any home remedies that work? Sally Answer: Thank you Sally for your question. Many people are now asking about more natural ways to prevent or cure sickness at the home level. There is a mixed bag of remedies that have mixed results; some work, others have no effect, while others are harmful. Many quacks have taken advantage of this heightened interest and are using the internet to propagate their merchandise. We must...

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CIC GROUP IMPACTS THE SOCIETY

In the last five decades, CIC Group has shouldered the risks of Kenyans by offering flexible insurance and financial services built around their needs while keeping our word. CIC Group is governed by the principle of deliberately creating positive impact to the society through promotion of activities that are beyond our core business while serving the interests of our shareholders. Mwamko children rescue center is a home in Soweto slums, Kahawa west that aims at...

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