The Hindu Council Nakuru Chapter has called for proactive approach in addressing challenges facing Kenyans even as various sectors continue to resuscitate from the harsh economic times occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.
The Council that has been involved in various measures as a boost to the County Government of Nakuru’s preventive measures believes in a collective responsibility for a better society.
Since the COVID-19 struck the country, the Hindu Council Nakuru Chapter has been very active in matters cushioning the vulnerable groups in Nakuru through donations.
Besides food, sanitizers and facemasks, the Council donated buckets, water drums and protective equipment to the County Government of Nakuru in an aim to aid prevention measures against Covid-19.
In the latest activity undertaken, the Council has been able to fumigate various buildings that house government offices in Nakuru.
According to Chairperson of the Council Mr. Shailesh Sheth, “there should be proactive approach in ensuring a better society.”
“We all have to play our role during this difficult times and that is why as Council we have been donating to help the people” he added.
Mr.Sheth in an interview with this writer on Tuesday afternoon said he is now in the process of seeking permission to help fumigate schools in Nakuru.
According to him, schools are key and if not taken care off can be an avenue for COVID-19 spreading hence should be fumigated periodically.
He said the government should also embrace private sector partnership in combating the spread of the virus.
“We have approached the education leadership in Nakuru so that we can help fumigate our schools. We need not to tire until the pandemic curve is flattened” said Sheth.
On the COVID-19 vaccine expected in Kenya later on Tuesday, Sheth welcomed the same saying it will be a major boost in the fight against COVID-19.
However, his appeal to the government is to ensure the vaccines reach the intended persons among them the elderly and vulnerable.
According to Sheth, the government should also partner with private sectors to consolidate funds that will be used to purchase the vaccine so that every Kenyan is vaccinated.
“We need to think of a long time solution. The government should also start looking on how we can acquire our vaccine so that everyone is vaccinated against COVID-19” said Sheth.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said on Sunday that the much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in the country on Tuesday.
He said healthcare workers who are on the frontline in the fight against the virus will be the first ones to be vaccinated.
The Cabinet on Thursday ratified a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.
The Cabinet during its first sitting this year resolved that the first group to be vaccinated will include health care workers and frontline workers among them security personnel and teachers, vulnerable persons and those in working in the hospitality industry.
The Government has assured that the vaccine will be administered free of charge in all public health facilities.