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Health Unit

Health Department
To conform to the Universities Standards and Guidelines, 2014, The Health Unit has undergone registration and licensing and ensures all Quality Assurance measures in all its procedures are adhered to. Additionally, the Health Unit has been able to come up with their Vision, Mission and Objectives, aligned to the University College’s Niche that guide their operation and functioning.
Vision
To be a high-quality health services provider for students, staff and their dependents.
Mission
To be the preferred health care provider in workplace, maintaining high quality health of staff and students, by providing high achievable standards of preventive, curative and promotional health care.
Departmental Objectives
1) To provide continuous and sustainable quality health care.
2) To enhance organizational culture of participation, ownership and purposefulness.
3) To effectively utilize and manage health resources.
4) To strengthen and sustain policy on HIV/AIDS and related health services.
5) To strengthen health services and physical facilities.
6) To provide and maintain a clean environment by ensuring proper handling of
Medical/Biological waste.
7) To enhance customer satisfaction by collecting, analysing and disseminating
8) customer feedback reports promptly.
Services Available
a. Clinical Services
Through our multidisciplinary approach to healthcare, Bomet University College Health Unit provides access to a variety of medical needs with a full range of clinical services. This approach brings together the work of clinicians and other care providers across different specialties to ensure that our patients receive comprehensive, personalized care at our service delivery point. This service includes diagnostic, curative, preventive and promotional health services, to the University staff, their dependants, and students.
b. Outpatient Care
Patients who require general medical services such as;
• Routine physicals,
• Evaluation of non-emergency medical complaints, and
• Follow up of medical conditions may visit the health facility.

c. Triage
Triage is routinely done to patients who do not have an appointment and have an urgent medical condition. Patients will be assessed and depending on the severity of the presentation, will be seen on the same day by a clinician.  Urgent cases always take priority with immediate attention being offered. Patients who are seriously ill or injured may be sent to the emergency department of a local hospital. All new students are encouraged to enroll in National Medical Insurance Cover to caution the students in an event of need for inpatient care.
d. Nutrition Services
The role of the University Health Unit in Nutrition Service provision is to equip and support members of the University College community with the knowledge and skills needed to make and implement healthy nutrition choices.
e. Mental Health Services
The Mental Health Service provides the following with:
• Short Term Individual Therapy;
• Group Therapy, Medication Evaluations and
• Medication Management;
• Mental Health Emergencies; and
• Suicide Prevention Programme.
f. BUC Health Unit Laboratory
Our laboratory processes a wide variety of test requests.  Some tests are performed in the laboratory and some are sent out to designated reference laboratories.
g. Emergency Handling
The Health Unit has a referral procedure in place. Procurement of an Ambulance will be factored in the budget plan for 2021/2022 financial year with a proposed budget of Ksh. 8,400,000. Due to Rationalization of budget for Financial Year 2020/2021, purchase of an Ambulance was moved to be catered for in the 2021/2022 Financial Year.
h. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Pandemic Handling Measures
Health Unit has followed all the Ministry of Health Guidelines for combating COVID-19 pandemic in all its operations and by extension to the whole University College and ensure compliance. In an event of suspected or confirmed COVID -19 infection, The University College has partnered with Bomet County Medical services to utilize the county government COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre.
Equipment
BUC takes cognizance of ensuring that adequate equipment is available for use at the Health Unit for quality care. The table below shows the number of equipment available at the Health Unit for quality healthcare provision.

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