Government heightens testing

Government heightens testing

The government has heightened testing and diagnostic capabilities to undertake an average of 600 tests a day on COVID-19 cases, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said on April 10.

“We are continuing to enhance our capacity and capability within our health facilities to combat this disease and to date over 100,000 healthcare workers have been trained on COVID-19 and over 4000 doctors across the country have benefitted from an e-based training on the same,” the CS said.

He also cautioned that regardless of mobile money operators facilitating the ease of doing e-transactions, there was a lot of concern as people continued to disregard this advice.

“I am encouraging you to transact electronically and minimize the handling of cash. Take all measures to avoid exchanging notes and coins as this is for your own good, and the good of the country,” he said.

The CS also announced that in order to enhance the readiness of the Counties, the Ministry of Health is working with the Kenya power and lighting company to fast track connection of 3-phase power to various county facilities.



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