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Kapsokwony Boys Picked for Covid-19 Patients

Kapsokwony Boys’ High School in Bungoma County has been identified as a holding place for Covid-19 patients.
In an exclusive interview with KNA Mt Elgon Sub County multi agency team on Covid -19 committee led by Deputy County Commissioner David Kosgey said that the decision was reached due to its proximity to the sub county health facility.
Kosgey added this comes after a directive from the government to have at least 20 schools in each county as a preparedness measures.
He noted that the school will only act as a holding ground awaiting the patients to be transferred to the county isolation centre that has been established in Webuye.
According to Mt Elgon Sub County hospital in charge Dr Edward Simiyu cited the challenges the hospital was facing despite the Covid-19 preparedness.
Dr. Simiyu said that the hospital is understaffed and lacked personal protective equipment that are essential basics for any medical practitioners during such a time of crisis.
He also noted that the county depends on only one laboratory technician who has been equipped to collect specimen of a Covid-19 patient.
Dr Simiyu called upon county government of Bungoma to move with speed to equip and train more staff on the Covid-19.
The medical team gave a hot line number 0800721122 for residents to report any suspected cases of Covid-19.
Dr Simiyu called upon the public to ensure that in case of any person suspected of displaying symptoms of Covid-19 should be reported immediately.
He noted that the medical practitioners have formed an emergency team just in case a case arises.
The ministry of Interior and National Coordination through Deputy County Commissioner Kosgey distributed 300 liters of alcohol based hand sanitisers.
The sanitisers were distributed to all departmental heads, chiefs, assistant chiefs, community health workers, hospital staff among other stakeholders.
The multi-agency team called upon residents to be more vigilant on the Covid-19 and to ensure that they wash hands frequently and keep social distance.
By Douglas Mudambo

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