The Government has instituted safety measures to ensure staff and members of the public seeking services in all Huduma Centres nationally, are protected from contracting Covid-19 pandemic.
The Huduma Kenya Secretariat, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), James Buyekane on Tuesday said the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the normal lives of Kenyans and the government was keen to ensure they continue with their lives and businesses.
“The country is going through a very difficult moment and time with challenges of this Coronavirus pandemic,” Buyekane said.
He added that the secretariat is supporting efforts of the government in ensuring that the Kenyan continue to receive some of the critical services to be able to continue with their lives and businesses.
He was speaking at Nyeri Huduma Centre, when he took stock of the safety measures in place as part of the phased approach and the preparedness of the Centre for resumption of critical services.
He noted that Huduma Centre is one of the government flagship projects through which channels have been provided to offer services to the Kenyan citizens.
The CEO said that the secretariat has embarked on a journey dubbed “safe resumption of services” at Huduma Centres, adding that measures have been put in place to support the government in offering highly demanded services by the public.
Buyekane said among the measures the secretariat has undertaken is to ensure social distancing and only a few clients would be attended at one given time.
The clients are supposed to wash their hands, sanitize and their temperatures taken to ascertain their health.
The Secretariat donated two hand washing equipment and sanitizers to the Nyeri Huduma Centre to support the government in the fight against the spread of coronavirus infection.
He said customers found with high temperatures above 39.9 degrees centigrade are advised to seek medical attention but so far no case had been recorded at the Nyeri Huduma Centre.
The CEO said that all the 52 Huduma Centres across the country have been opened to offer the critical services that include, issuance of certificate of good conduct, issuance of Identity cards, KRA services, HELP services, birth certificates and driving licenses among others.
By Mwangi Gaitha