A total of 28 nurses from Kwale County are set to benefit from five day fully sponsored health training by Kwale mining company Base titanium.
Base manager in charge of community and livelihoods Pius Kassim said Base titanium has been partnering with the Ministry of health and Kwale county government to improve the health sector in the county.
Kassim who also handed over a half million shillings worthy Cryotherapy machine that will be used to treat cervical cancer among patients in the County said that the nurses will also get expertise training on how to treat patients using the Cryotherapy machine.
He said that the partnership has given Kwale county health sector a facelift that need to be treasured so as to benefit locals in rural areas who can now easily access universal healthcare courtesy of the partnership.
Mr. Kassim noted that Base titanium was working in line with the Kwale county integrated development plan so as to benefit locals in all the four Sub-Counties of Matuga, Kinango, Msambweni and Lungalunga.
“Our community service is immense, we need to reach Kwale county residents so that patients don’t have to travel distances seeking specialized treatment,” added Mr. Kassim.
He said that the five day training which commenced on 12th of September will equip the 28 Kwale county nurses with relevant skills of handling patients especially those who will need specialized cervical cancer examination, operation, treatment and aftercare, following the Cryotherapy donated machine.
On his part, Kwale county Nursing officer Edward Mumbo expressed his gratitude towards Base titanium for offering a helping hand to the Kwale county health department.
He said that such partnership was noble and would to a greater extent assist the county to provide required, upgraded, universal and up to standard health services to locals.
“Base has given us all time support through its community service department, and its focus on health matters is totally impeccable,” noted Mr. Mumbo.
The Cryotherapy machine is used to perform cryosurgery which is a procedure that uses freezing gas (liquid nitrogen) to destroy precancerous cells on the cervix. When the unhealthy cells are destroyed, the body can replace them with new, healthy cells.