COVID-19:County responds after CHVs decried being neglected

Nakuru East CHVs addressing media at Kamkunji grounds in Bondeni.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Just three days after community health Volunteers-CHVs claimed they were left out in the ongoing Nakuru County trainings on COVID-19,the county has stepped in to include them.

The CHVs and CHWs will now receive training as from Wednesday on precautions and preventive measures on Corona virus.

The CHVs and CHWs are key as they interact with the locals at community level.

One of the CHVs Chris Music has welcomed the move saying the county has responded timely.

In a phone interview,Music said the training will go long way in helping to sensitization members of the public.

So far the county has trained police officers,sub county administrators and Kenya Union of Teachers-KNUT officials.

Others who have been trained are health workers.

So farĀ  2,500 people drawn from various organizations such as Police,Kenya Red cross,Media,hospitality industry, transport sector,private hospitals and markets among others have been trained.

CHVs and CHWs will be trained on Wednesday.


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