With increase in confirmed cases of Coronavirus patients in the country, former leader of minority in the Kakamega county Assembly Titus Kwoma has called for upscaled measures to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
Speaking to the press in Lugari, Kwoma urged both the national and County governments to equip more health facilities across the country to enable testing and treating of the Coronavirus instead of just relying on health facilities in Nairobi.
The former Chekalini ward member of county assembly said it will be better at least for every sub county to have a testing and treatment center.
“We are just at the initial stage of the virus spread in the country and we don’t know the magnitude of the damage it will cause but should not take it for granted, we should be fully prepared to fight it by all means and this requires well equipped hospitals in each and every sub county,” said Kwoma.
He further urged residents to take the virus seriously and strictly adhere to the government’s directive on preventative measures against the coronavirus pandemic, principally on maintaining hygiene and avoiding religious and public gatherings, to minimize contact and avert the spread of the virus .
He at the same time appealed for serious sensitization of residents in rural areas about the safety precautions on the killer virus saying it was disappointing that majority of them still shook hands as a way of greeting and still crowded without observing social distance among other directives.
“In case of an outbreak in rural areas it will be disastrous, people have not taken this virus seriously. Let us go the extra mile of persistence, at least for the time being to protect our health wellbeing and that of our loved ones,” said Kwoma.