County assures health workers of their safety in COVID-19 war

The County Government of Nakuru has reiterated it’s  full commitment to ensuring healthcare workers are protected against COVID-19 while on duty

The Department of Health has procured additional 468 theatre boots, 2,000 pieces of sanitizers and 420 pieces N95 masks from the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui has praised doctors and nurses for their dedication, selflessness and professionalism in handling people in quarantine and isolation facilities as well as those in general wards and units.

The Governor said his administration will ensure that the medical workers are well kitted to prevent exposure to the virus while handling COVID-19 cases.

The County Government of Nakuru procures personal protective equipment from KEMSA and other agencies that meet the World Health Organization standards.

All front line healthcare workers in Nakuru County have been trained on how to handle and manage COVID-19 cases. They will also receive regular refresher courses on epidemiology.

Public Health CO Mr Samuel King’ori said the department has up scaled infection prevention measures in all hospitals across the County.

Currently Nakuru does not have any COVID-19 positive case after the two who had initially contracted the virus were declared negative and discharged from the isolation facility.

Governor Kinyanjui has said that his administration is up scaling surveillance to ensure that people from counties with reported positive cases are screened upon arrival into Nakuru County

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