Nakuru County is set to operationalize the integrated emergency and disaster management plan involving all departments for a strengthened preparedness and response.
The Directorate of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance has partnered with Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation to fortify emergency healthcare services and public safety in Nakuru.
CECM for Public Service and Management, Jacqueline Osoro, who chairs the emergency preparedness committee said that the County is strengthening healthcare systems and saving lives through a centralized approach to county emergency operations related to disasters.
On her part, Chief Officer for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance, Joyce Ncece emphasized on the critical need for training, drills, and capacity building for Emergency Medical Support team, ambulance drivers, and community health promoters.
The County will scale up public awareness as part of preparedness, to empower the community with knowledge ensuring everyone knows how to access ambulance services and respond effectively in emergencies.
The partnership engagement meeting was attended by several Executive Committee Members, Chief Officers and Emily Nyagaki, Director of Programs at Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation.