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KNH CEO, 9 Staff Feted by President Kenyatta for Outstanding Role in COVID-19 Fight

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June 03, 2020: Chief Executive Dr. Evanson KamuriKết quả xổ số tháp đồng is among 10 Kenyatta National Hospital staff recognized by President Uhuru Kenyatta for helping steer the country through the COVID 19 pandemic. The 10 were conferred the inaugural ‘Presidential Order of Service, Uzalendo Award’ for their ‘distinguished’ and ‘outstanding’ role in helping battle the pandemic.

Kết quả xổ số tháp đồngDr. Kamuri was feted for leading the team at KNH’s infectious Disease Unit, by keeping them well motivated and resourced. “This award represents the hard work, sweat, and tears that staff at KNH dedicated to the COVID-19 fight,” read the citation from the office of the President. An elated Dr. Kamuri dedicated the award to the KNH team. “This award belongs to us all,” he said.

Others feted include – Dr. Loice Achieng Ombajo, who heads the Infectious Diseases Unit at the Kenyatta National Hospital. She was included in the roll of honour because of her exemplary leadership skills. “She continues to offer leadership at KNH in clinical care, mentorship and training of clinicians around the country responding to consults on patient care from all over the country; and has led the writing of the COVID- 19 National case management guidelines. This award is a testament to her continued dedication to the cause,” read her citation.


Another recipient – Professor Omu Anzala was feted for his stewardship in the fight against COVID 19. The Professor of Virology and Immunology at KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research the University of Nairobi is in charge of the case management, modeling, and research sub-committee of the National COVID-19 Responses Taskforce.




Dr. Marybeth MaritimKết quả xổ số tháp đồng – an Infectious Disease Specialist was also among those honored by President Kenyatta. “She reviewed existing international and local evidence and modeling data to inform several advisories to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 immediately after the first COVID-19 case was announced in Kenya,” read her citation.




Dr. Mbuvi Mutua Paul, a Medical Officer at the Mbagathi Isolation Ward was included in the roll of honour by President Kenyatta for his “selfless, courage, and dedication as a frontline healthcare worker.” His day to day activities involves coordinating patient care at the facility.




Mrs. Zeddy Chepchirchir Komen, a nurse with 14 years’ experience and who currently works at the Isolation Wards, was also feted by President Kenyatta for her ‘selflessness in the execution of her mandate.”





Mrs. Margaret Ogonga, a senior Nursing officer at the Infectious Disease Unit was also recognized for her ‘continued devotion to service.”





Also included in the list is Ms. Audrey Rotich, a laboratory technologist in charge of specimen collection and laboratory diagnosis at KNH. She was feted for her ‘continued dedication to duty, and the immense contribution in her line of work during the pandemic.




Dr. Amina GuleidKết quả xổ số tháp đồng, a medical officer in charge of coordinating quarantine and isolation of health care workers who test positive for COVID-19, was recognized for her ‘continued leadership, dedication while at work.




Dr. Thuranira Kaugiria, on the other hand, was recognized for his ‘pioneering spirit and dedication’ in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The medical officer at the hospital’s laboratory medicine department is also responsible for setting up the Kenyatta National Hospital/UoN COVID-19 testing lab that is currently supporting 11 counties countrywide.



Dr. Philomena is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Laparoscopic (Minimal Access) Surgeon who led a team drawn from Kenyatta National Hospital and Kenyatta University Teaching Referral and Research Hospital in conducting the first reported caesarean section delivery in COVID 19 positive woman. This award recognizes her continued service to mankind and her selflessness, courage and devotion to her duty in the face of the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.