The Nyamira County government has trained over 100 medical practitioners and health care workers who will in turn train colleagues to combat any cases of COVID-19, that may occur in the county.
Speaking yesterday while issuing gloves and masks to trained County and sub county health care workers stationed in various health facilities, Dr. Cyrus Ayunga, Director of Medical Services and head COVID-19 Secretariat told the press that the government cannot afford to gamble on matters COVID-19 because they are not sure where it will strike from since movement by citizens have not been restricted.
“We must be adequately prepared to combat this highly infectious disease; the more reason why we are working round the clock and doing all we can with the help of both the county and national government to ensure that we don’t lose a single life just in case we have even a single case of COVID-19 reported in our county,” he stated.
“Our county government has put in place adequate preventive strategies which include continuous trainings, setting up of isolation units, commodities and equipment and an elaborate ambulatory service across the county to ensure we are on top of things to combat the disease,” the COVID-19 secretariat head further clarified.
He urged Nyamira residents to observe high hygiene standards by washing their hands regularly with soap or sanitizers especially after interacting with members of the public and other communicated hygiene regulations like avoiding handshakes and staying away from crowded places to minimize chances of contracting the disease.
Kenya has already confirmed seven cases of people within the country who have tested positive for COVID-19 the reason why they are advising and warning everyone to be on high alert and adhere to stringent hygiene measures to contain further spread of the viral disease which has devastated the entire world.
By Deborah Bochere