Doubling Of Orthopedic Clinics And Surgeries, At NTRH
County Department of Health is working around the clock to implement Governor Irungu's directive, that Laikipia must enjoy the full benefits of specialists' resumptions to work.
As doctors continue to report back to their various workstations across the county, the increase in access and availability of specialist services has necessitated revising of specialist clinics and surgery day schedules at the Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital.
The most significant early changes include the addition of a second orthopedic clinic and second surgery day, led by the return of Dr. Samuel Ndanya on Monday and Friday respectively.
This clinic complements the already existing Thursday clinic and Monday surgery days, conducted by Dr. Andre Kaggwa.
Orthopedic specialists specialize in surgical and non-surgical interventions for the musculoskeletal system - the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that are so essential to movement and everyday life.
This service is especially critical with regards to injuries sustained in road accidents, sports-related injuries as well as degenerative conditions such as arthritis, which generally afflict older persons. Orthopedic specialists also act to diagnose and administer treatment for congenital conditions related to the muscles and skeletal system.
Other specialist clinics also running at the referral facility are general surgery clinics on Tuesdays, a gynecology clinic for high-risk patients on Mondays, and a general gynecology clinic on Wednesdays for general consultations. Additionally, the hospital also offers ENT clinics on Tuesdays.