Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said fundamental changes either in Coronavirus case management or people behaviour may be required to deal with the rising cases in the country. This comes as Kenya recorded 761 new cases on Thursday. Speaking in Mombasa, CS Kagwe said he will hold a meeting with Governors on Friday and another meeting convened by President Uhuru Kenyatta will be held next week on Wednesday, after which, Kenyans will be directed on the next course of action.
He said with the second wave of the virus, finding the balance will be hard, “We know we have a second wave of the disease and the balance between keeping our economy running and keeping people safe is one that is obviously creating its own challenges.”
He said going forward, the Home Based Care Program will be the main case management mode. He said Home Based care has proven to be have more positive results that hospital admissions and is better for asymptomatic Covid-19 patients, “Families with the support of community health workers must begin to learn how to manage positive people….. There is no reason for us to hospitalize an individual who shows no sign of sickness.”