EAST AFRICAN NEWS

Dr Ombajo at 40 shining in a storm

Fate and fortune have a mystic way of placing people in paths they never anticipated. Paths that either overrun or streamline their life. This could not be truer for Dr Loice Ombajo, the head of the Infectious Diseases Unit at Kenyatta National Hospital. Never in the 15 years of her …

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Coronavirus: Cases in France leap past 10,000 a day

September 2020 BBC; France has reported a record daily increase in coronavirus cases as the country struggles to contain a fresh surge in infections.On Saturday health authorities said there were 10,561 new cases, rising by more than 1,000 from Friday’s figures. The numbers of people admitted to hospital and intensive …

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Ngatia linked to Sh63 billion medical equipment deal

September 2020 theStar; A firm that got over Sh1 billion contracts for Covid-19 medical supplies is at the centre of the Sh63 billion medical kits scandal that senators say was conceived like a criminal enterprise. A damming report by the Senate says Megascope Healthcare Ltd — a firm associated with Richard Ngatia — was …

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KENYA:Governors ditch Kemsa, seek new drugs suppliers

September 2020 Dailynation ; Governors Tuesday resolved to procure medical supplies from other sources other than the government drug supplies agency, which they said was now unable to cater for their needs. The resolution, following an extraordinary Council of Governors meeting, comes after a sustained push to quash the monopoly …

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Withings announces ScanWatch has received medical CE marking

September 2020 MobileHealthNews; French digital firm Withings today announced that its latest wearable is available in Europe, after receiving the CE marking for medical devices. Developed by cardiologists and sleep experts, Withings says that ScanWatch is the world’s first clinically validated hybrid smartwatch to detect both atrial fibrillation (AFib) and …

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