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Homabay Procures Sh3.8 M Covid 19 Gears

Homa Bay County government has procured Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) worth Sh3.8 million to cushion health-care workers from contracting coronavirus.
The PPEs are very crucial for healthcare workers in protecting them and their patients from being infected or infecting others as the country continues to lay down stringent measures to mitigate spread of the virus.
The items procured by the county government included face shields, N95 masks, gloves, aprons and goggles among others.
Speaking to KNA while unveiling the consignment on Saturday, the County Director of Health Services Dr. Gordon Okomo said that the equipment would be distributed to all health facilities in all the eight sub counties including the county isolation center at Malela health center in Ndhiwa Sub County.
Dr. Okomo reiterated that the equipment would assist the county healthcare workers, while handling suspected Covid-19 cases in the area.
The director further said shortage of the protective gears had left doctors, nurses and other frontline workers ill-equipped to handle Covid-19 suspects due to limited access to supplies of the equipment.
At the same time, Dr. Okomo revealed that the county would also receive another consignment of the PPEs courtesy of different health partners operating within the County.
By Dan Oduor and Davis Langat

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