The governor Oparanya expressed concern over the rapid spread of Corona virus across counties days after the president reopened the economy.
He said that governor across all counties may be compelled to seek president Uhuru’s permission to lock down the various counties if the disease persists.
“County Govts are on high alert to stem inter-county spread of COVID19. IF the situation gets dire, individual County Govts will have no choice but in consultation with the President, seek to lock down the affected County to contain the spread & protect lives,” Governor Oparanya asserted.
All 47 County Govts have cumulatively set aside 271 isolation health facilities with a total of 12,034 beds. There are also 447 ICU beds & 437 ventilators dedicated for COVID-19 treatment.
The ministry of health Kenya in collaboration with County Govts should work towards improving the testing capacity within the County clusters to ensure shorter turnaround time for results. The turnaround for results is increasingly delaying from the initial 24hrs to 7 days.
County Govts have set up Infection Prevention Committees to ensure compliance of the health protocols issued by MOH_Kenya.
Response to Gender Based Violence: the CoG with support from @unwomenkenya has inducted a total of 11 tele-counsellors who will be responsible for manning GBV hotlines in select Counties, as well as offering psycho-social support to GBV survivors, including PWDs.
Counties have also invested in management of case finding and contact tracing at the sub-county and community level so as to achieve and report 100% contact tracing rate.