Health team constituted for Pope’s events in Kenya

November 25, 2015 12:41 pm
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Newly nominated Principal Secretary for Health Dr Nicholas Muraguri says the team consists of a standby emergency medical services team that consists of public, private and faith based hospitals/file
Newly nominated Principal Secretary for Health Dr Nicholas Muraguri says the team consists of a standby emergency medical services team that consists of public, private and faith based hospitals/file
NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 25- The Ministry of Health has constituted a team of health providers that will serve the public attending various events addressed by Pope Francis.

Newly nominated Principal Secretary for Health Dr Nicholas Muraguri says the team consists of a standby emergency medical services team that consists of public, private and faith based hospitals.

He says already hospitals within the city and it’s environ have been put on alert in case of an emergency.

“The Ministry of Health would like to assure Kenyans that we have put in place measures to consolidate our preparedness for the Papal visit to Kenya and multitude of faithful expected in Nairobi during this historic visit,” he stated.

Ambulance services will be provided by the Kenya Red Cross, Avenue Healthcare Rescue Services and the Nairobi County Health department.

More than a million people are expected to attend Pope’s events specifically at the University of Nairobi grounds where he will lead a mass service.

Screens have been mounted at Uhuru and Central Park for people who will not manage to attend the mass at the University of Nairobi grounds.

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