Private health practitioners have commended the County Government of Nakuru’s efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the region.
Mediheal Group of Hospitals- Nakuru Unit Operations VP Mr Santosh Devaraj said measures to decongest public spaces will go a long way in effecting social distancing.
He added that the Mediheal Group of Hospitals- Nakuru Unit is working closely with the County Department of Health in COVID-19 screening and public sensitization.
He was speaking when he delivered a donation of 30 pieces of customized jerrycans and 10 litters of liquid soap to be distributed to markets in Naivasha and Molo sub-Counties for handwashing purposes.
Public Health CO Mr Samuel King’ori thanked the Mediheal Group of Hospitals- Nakuru Unit for the gesture adding that proper handwashing is the first line of defence against COVID-19.
“Ordinary soaps destroy the protein and RNA that the virus is made up of before being washed off the hands by running water,” Mr King’ori explained.
The Hospital’s Business Relations manager Mr Hiram Wachira thanked the County Government of Nakuru for sensitizing health workers in the private sector on COVID-19 surveillance and management.
“The Mediheal Group of Hospitals- Nakuru Unit is ready to partner with the County Government of Nakuru in other ways in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,” he revealed.