Assembly wants executive to hasten COVID-19 relief food supply

 

The County assembly of Nakuru Ad Hoc Committee on the COVID-19 Emergency Response has urged the County government to hasten food supply and relief items exercise to vulnerable groups by May 23.

The Committee Chaired by Njuguna Mwaura said most of the intended beneficiaries are suffering due to the harsh economic status.

The report which was adopted by the House on Wednesday afternoon also recommended face masks to be supplied across all the 55 wards by May 15 as a mitigation measure to curb the pandemic.

The Committee also urged the County Government to lay down guidelines that will facilitate good leadership and coordination among the Nakuru COVID-19 Emergency Response Committees.

The County’s Department of Health had earlier on briefed the Committee it’s preparedness on the pandemic.

Currently, the County has 14 isolation centers which have been established with a 140-bed capacity.

There are two active quarantine centers; Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI) with a bed capacity of 100 and Naivasha Girls High School with a bed capacity of 500.

Other Centers include; Kenya Medical Training College in Nakuru, Kenya Wildlife Services Training Institute in Naivasha, and various schools and government institutions across the county.

The Committee acts as a linkage between the Assembly and the County’s COVID-19 Committees