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Nyamira sets aside an isolation ward for COVID-19 cases.

In a bid to counter any Corona Virus related outbreak, Nyamira County has installed an isolation unit with a five bed intensive care unit.
Speaking during the official opening of the seventeen bed capacity facility at the County’s referral hospital, Nyamira County Governor said that his Government will continue to monitor happenings in bordering counties through community surveillance to ensure that Corona Virus cases to ensure that no cases are imported to Nyamira.
“We thank the almighty God that our county has no positive case yet. However I would like to warn all of us that we are not safe from this disease. All our neighbours have reported at least a case each and we need to be more watchful than ever before,” said the Governor while urging the residents to promptly report any suspected cases to our health and the multi agency teams for prompt investigations.
“I salute our health workers who are our frontline soldiers in this battle. I am particularly impressed by the efforts and sacrifice they continue to make to secure our county of potential health threats related to COVID-19,” noted the Governor adding that Personal protective equipment have been procured for health workers to prevent them from contracting the virus as they work selflessly to protect people from the disease.
“We shall continue investing in procurement of more of these in order to ensure our health workers are well protected,” added he.
He thanked all development partners who have stood with his Government and made various donations during this difficult moment.
The Governor urged members of the public to adhere to health directives including regular hand washing with water and soap, sanitize, observe social distancing, wear masks in public, obey curfew and cessation regulations and practice good health seeking behavior whenever they feel unwell.
“We have set up a one hundred and ten million shilling COVID emergency fund and we appeal to all well-wishers to also support this fund,” said the Governor adding that 134 health workers have undergone intensive training on COVID-19 case management to man the isolation facility while all other health workers including more than 1200 community health volunteers have been sensitized on the disease.

By: County Communication Team.