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People Living With Diabetes Urged To Avoid Covid-19 Hotspots

People living with diabetes have been advised to keep off areas that may expose them to the Covid-19 disease in cognizance of their low immunity levels.

Mwala MP Vincent Musau noted the low immunity levels is further compounded by the fact that they take regular medication to help regulate their sugar levels, hence they should keep off anything that would require them to use additional medicines.

Musau also observes that such people with preconditions stand a greater risk of developing complications in the event they contract the disease.

“In case you are undergoing treatment for diabetes you are at a greater risk of contracting Covid-19 than any other person. Health experts have also warned that patients under medication for diabetes are at a grave danger of developing complications in the event they get infected, since the disease interferes with regulating sugar levels. Therefore, let us advise such persons to stay at home and only go out when it is necessary,” said Musau while addressing reporters at Kabaa in Mbuini ward Wednesday.

The lawmaker also warned the public against laxity in adhering to the Ministry of Health regulations regarding to curbing the spread of the disease saying the current third wave is claiming lives at a horrifying rate.

Speaking in Masii, Mwala Sub-County while condoling with the family of the late Joseph Mutunga Mulili, who was a former Councilor, Musau similarly appealed to residents to take advantage of the ongoing vaccination drive by being inoculated.

“I want to appeal to each one of us to utilize his or her God-given wisdom in keeping safe from this disease which is killing people at an alarming rate. Secondly, let us visit health facilities that are currently offering vaccination services against this disease and in so doing minimize the risks of developing complications in the event one gets infected,” he said.

The Member of Parliament also downplayed reports that health facilities in the area had run out of the Covid-19 jabs and said there were plans to bring in additional batches of the vaccines this week.

Kenya has so far recorded more than 140,000 Covid-19 infections with at least 2,258 deaths since the country recorded its first case in March last year.

The country is currently conducting its first vaccination campaign using the United Kingdom’s Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine on frontline health workers, teachers, members of the disciplined forces and persons aged above 58 years.

My Samuel Maina

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