Dr.Walela has reiterated his ministry’s efforts in combating Coronavirus through sensitizing the public to adhere to the government health protocols in helping reduce the surging number of positive cases
Twenty Five people in Bungoma county have so far been infected with the global pandemic COVID-19.
Area health and sanitation CEC Dr Antony Walela says that the number keeps on surging because residents are disregarding the government health protocols.
“Out of the reported 25 people who contracted the disease, 13 were treated and discharged after turning negative, 11 people are receiving treatment in our Webuye sub county hospital isolation centre while one is in ICU,” said Dr. Walela.
Speaking in Mbakalo Ward, Tongaren Constituency during the inspection tour of existing health facilities, Dr.Walela called on county residents to be keen and adhere to all government directives.
“This will reduce spreading of coronovirus that has caused a lot of fear amongst Kenyans, the global pandemic is very scaring and we should be very keen on our movements,” he said.
Dr.Walela added, “I have seen majority people are not keen in following the government health protocols, this will lead to rise of the numbers of Coronavirus positive patients, don’t trust closest friend,”.
Speaking during the same event health Chief Officer Patrick Wandili assured residents of the county government commitment in helping them.
Wandili warned residents living in towns against visiting their aged parents in villages to stop infecting them with Covid-19 disease.
“Coronavirus is real and it kills, stay moving into the villages and infecting your parents who are above the age of 60, we should be cautious on our steps by following all the Government protocols,” said Wandili.
The projects initiated Monday July 27 included launch of a drainage system at Mbakalo Stadium and Construction of ablution blocks at Karima market.
Other projects within Mbakalo Ward included operationalization of Kibisi dispensary, construction of Makunga dispensary, inspection of site (ready for construction) of Musembe dispensary and equipping of drugs to the health facilities.
Primary Healthcare is one of the areas Governor Wycliffe Wangamati administration has vowed to work on as part of fulfilling his campaign pledges.