Ministry Of Health To Continue Training Volunteers From St John Priory of Kenya, Says CS Nakhumicha

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Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha hosted the Council of St. John Priory of Kenya on Wednesday morning, led by their chairperson Paul Ndung’u and CEO, Haron Gikeria.

During the meeting, the CS pledged to have the ministry of health continue facilitating the training of volunteers from St. John on community health before co-opting them into Community Health Volunteers (CHVs), support St. John in replenishing emergency stocks across their various rescue centres as well as examining and certifying St. John trainees undertaking emergency medical technician course (EMT) through the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC)

The CEO implored the ministry of health to train 200,000 motorcycle riders as Emergency First Responders and ensure all riders across the country receive medical cover through NHIF.

“St. John Ambulance has been a key partner of the Ministry of Health providing emergency medical care to the sick and wounded as well as promoting charitable works that have been instrumental in reducing human suffering,” read a statement from the Ministry of Health.

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