The fight against the novel Coronavirus in Meru County received a major push today after Health workers received an additional batch of PPEs.
In an event presided over by Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi, the frontline health workers received protection kits, surgical masks, gun thermometers, sanitizers, gloves, and surgical gowns.
Speaking during the event, Governor Murungi thanked health practitioners for their dedication to fighting the pandemic from the front.
The Governor also inspected the Coronavirus Treatment Unit alongside the Meru Level 5 ICU block which is expected to be complete in the next few weeks.
According to the Deputy Governor, Titus Ntuchiu, the Finance Executive, more deliveries are expected to aid in this fight.
“We are preparing, but remember we are only treating the symptoms. The disease remains without a known cure. We need to observe all the required preventive measures,” said the Governor.
The Meru Level Five Hospital isolation and treatment ward for coronavirus has a 36-bed capacity, supplemented by a few wards in other parts of the county.
Early last week, the facility’s CEO James Kirimi said that following the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Kenya, the county is doing everything possible contain the spread of the disease.
Dr Kirimi said the ward is being fitted with patient monitors and oxygen supply for efficient treatment.
“In terms of training, we have sensitised more than 30 health workers, with support from the Centre for Disease Control. We are therefore capable of controlling this disease in case a patient is brought to us,” Dr Kirimi said.
Governor Murungi also presented a consignment of water tanks fitted with taps, sanitizers and face masks to our frontline law enforcement officers towards the prevention of Coronavirus Disease.
The Governor applauded the officers for ensuring that people adhere to the guidelines put in place by the National Government, especially during the curfew hours.
The consignment will be distributed to Police Officers, County Enforcement Officers, Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs across Meru County.