Kagwe: It is time to take corona battle to the counties

The Health ministry has urged counties to hold emergency meetings to curtail the spread of Covid-19 in their respective regions.

Speaking at Afya House on Monday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (pictured) said since the beginning of this month, Kenya has recorded 14,927 positive cases. It is only the middle of the month. In the same time, Kenya has lost 274 people.

The deaths of the frontline healthcare workers has “hit us where it hurts most”. This month alone, eight healthcare workers have died, a situation CS Kagwe likened to Kenya losing its own soldiers in the corona war.

In view of the rising cases and deaths, the health ministry met the National Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus and representatives from the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union.

Other measures include counties taking stock of their oxygen reservoirs in hospitals as well as personal protective equipment for the frontline workers.

[This story is being updated]

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