Screening and surveillance against COVID -19 has been intensified in Kajiado County with a special focus on its border points with Tanzania.
This follows a confirmation of nine more news cases among truck drivers plying the Kenya-Tanzania route through the Namanga and Oloitokitok border points.
A County COVID 19 Response team led by Governor Joseph Ole Lenku and a National Government team led by Government Spokesman Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna and Ag. Director General PatrIck Amoth met in Kajiado town and announced an enhanced cooperation to curb the inter-country transmissions.
” We have intensified our preventive precautions and the border points have brought a new challenge which we are striving to manage,” said Governor Lenku.
He said more than 120 public health officers have been dispatched to various health institutions, public places and road blocks to screen residents.
“As we start to admit patients at our Isolation Wards such as Kajiado Referral Hospital, we are critically looking at preventive measures rather than wait to take curative measures,” said the Governor.
Dr Amoth said the Ministry of Health had noted tremendous progress by the County Government in producing masks and their subsequent free distribution to members of the public.
Col (Rtd) Oguna said the two levels of government were cooperating especially on provision of PPEs to health workers.
They noted Kajiado County’s efforts and capacity to produce 50,000 masks and sanitizers.
The team also visited the Namanga border where concern has been raised over the County’s new confirmed cases.
Dr Amoth reiterated the government’s plan to reduce Corona Virus testing among truck drivers from Sh 4,000 to Sh 1,000.
The team has noted the County Government’s capacity and effort to produce 50,000 masks and sanitizers a week at our Vocational Training Centers.