County COVID-19 Response Committee trained on surveillance and prevention measures

Members of the Nakuru County Covid-19 Response Committee during training on surveillance and prevention measures.PHOTO/NGPU.

The Nakuru County Covid-19 Response Committee on Friday received training on the COVID-19 surveillance and prevention measures from County virologists and epidemiologists.

The committee is tasked with assessing situations to make informed decisions on need basis.

The team comprises top officials from the County Government of Nakuru, the 11 Deputy County Commissioners, County head of Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit, National Environment Management Authority, Kenya Red Cross, Rift Valley Water Services Board, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Information and Communications among other stakeholders.

Addressing during the training, Nakuru County Public Health Chief Officer Mr. Samuel King’ori asked the officials, majority of who are police officers and administrators, to ensure that people adhere to set guidelines.

He added that the simple act of regular hand washing should not be ignored by anyone in the society.

“You have a task to ensure that the guidelines and precaution measures set aside are adhered. The regular hand washing, self isolation and closure of crowded places entertainment joints” he said.

The training is part of the measures the County Government of Nakuru is putting in place in the fight against COVID-19.

In addition, the County Department of Public Health on Friday distributed hand washing equipment to be installed in market places, bus parks and other areas with high flow of people.

The same will be distributed to all sub-County headquarters and other populous towns and shopping centers across the County.

The County Government of Nakuru has dedicated 0724 320 853 and 0722 337 018 for residents to report suspected cases to Nakuru County Corona virus Disease (Covid-19) medical team.