Some 34 health workers were today airlifted to Nyarkulian, in Tapach Ward, Pokot South Sub-County to attend to landslide victims sheltering at various camps.
Updating the press on last weekend‘s landslide tragedy in Kapenguria on Tuesday, the West Pokot Governor, John Lonyangapuo also disclosed outbreak of some waterborne diseases following the harsh weather afflicting the county currently that he stressed needed urgent intervention.
“Tapach area in Pokot South is very cold and cases of various illnesses have been reported forcing us to send the health workers immediately for quick intervention,” said the Governor.
He said the dispatch of health personnel follows yesterday’s rapid assessment conducted by Dr. Taabu Simiyu, Head of Emergency Services at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) and Kapenguria County Referral hospital medical superintendent, Dr. Jotham Mukhola. Dr. Simiyu is leading a team of 40 specialized medics from MTRH.
Lonyangapuo assured the victims that the County Referral Hospital health personnel will work closely with the medical personnel from MTRH to ensure that patients get best healthcare.
He said food, clothing and medical supplies have also been airlifted to Muino and Tamkal in Pokot Central and Parua in Kipkomo. “It has been difficult to reach Tamkal, Muino and Parua as you know most of the roads to these areas were rendered impassable. God blessed us today and we were able to reach and supply the necessities,” the governoradded.
By John Saina