MIGORI – Health officers in Migori County have warned that failure by locals to abide by covid-19 protocols could trigger a new wave of infections.
Speaking at the Migori County Referral Hospital, the health officers led by CEC Member for Health Kepher Nyamita, warned that many locals abandoned the health protocols immediately President Uhuru Kenyatta eased Covid-19 restrictions.
The leaders urged the county residents to keep following all the laid down Covid-19 prevention procedures including wearing of masks in public and washing of hands.
“We ask people to be warry of Covid-19 as the cure is a bit too expensive and so we must protect ourselves,” said Nyamita.
Chief Officer, health services Dr. Dalmas Otieno on the other hand encouraged the uptake of Covid-19 vaccines which he said was very low in the county despite the availability of enough doses.
“We are keen still on vaccination. We have the four vaccines with us and we are doing it very well in collaboration with Lwala Community Alliance,” Dr. Otieno said.
Dr. Otieno said that life would only be fully back to normal if members of the public came out to take the readily available vaccines.
“We are calling upon everyone in Migori County to access vaccination because it is the only sure way that we can be safe from Covid-19,” he said.
His sentiments were echoed by the chief of staff at Lwala Community Alliance, Robert Kasambala, who said the low percentage of Covid-19 vaccination posed a great risk in the county.
They were speaking during the hand over of 6 million worth of ICU and critical care equipment donation from a local NGO, Lwala Community Alliance, to boost the fight against Covid-19 in Migori County.