Health CS Sicily Kariuki tours Busia to inspect preparedness against Ebola
SEE ALSO :Congo's militia attacks Ebola centre“We attained 83 percent because of working closely with county government but our target is to reach 90percent. The level of preparedness against communicable disease is good and equipment needed for detection of such disease are available at the Port of Entry in Busia,” noted Kariuki. She urged the director of medical services to roll out trainings for every person interacting with the public at the entry point at the OSBP. “ Our staff should go through customer care training so that in the rush when handling people passing through the entry point to Kenya from neighbouring countries they are not seen like they are uncourteous unknowingly,” she said. The CS said at least 333 cases of ebola have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and 200 have died of the disease. Busia Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi said the county will work closely with the Ministry of Health in improving medical services.
SEE ALSO :Congo Ebola spreading faster: WHOThe county received Sh553 million from the Kenya Devolution Support Programme and a huge chunk of the money was channelled to the department of health headed by Mulomi. He said most of the public health hospitals in Busia located near the border are overstretched because of the influx of patients from Uganda coming to seek medication in Kenya.