By Whispers Team
Isiolo County Governor Dr. Mohamed Kuti officially opened an Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency Unit with a capacity of six and seven beds respectively (13) at Isiolo Teaching and Referral Hospital (ICTRH). This was ostensibly geared towards improvement of service delivery in the health sector and scaling up the fight against the deadly Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the County.
During the launch, which was also attended by County Assembly representatives led by the County Assembly Speaker Hussein Halakhe Roba and the County security team superintended by the County Commissioner Herman Shambi.
The Governor further stressed that his Government is committed to upgrading the standard of ICTRH for the benefit of Isiolo residents. He cited that for the short period, his administration has managed to install; an oxygen plant, city scan, renal center and a state-of-the-art Bio-safety laboratory at ICTRH.
Dr. Kuti lauded the health workers for their continued commitments in serving Isiolo residents especially at this trying period of fighting an invisible enemy of the novel virus COVID-19. This he said adding that his Government will ensure their welfare is well catered for. The previous day, the Governor together with the County Commissioner who is also Co-Chair of the Isiolo County Covid-19 Emergency Response Committee the closure of Modogashe border as part of more stringent measure to curb the spread of Coronavirus infections.
Mr. Shadrak Meme who is the Marketing and Business Development Manager of Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) lauded the County Government of Isiolo for purchasing the ICU and HDU beds accompanied by oxygen concentrators and patient monitors from the company describing them to be of high quality and preferred standards. MEDS is a faith based, not-for-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Governor also urged other political leaders not to engage in politics of division at this trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic. “My passionate appeal to all political leaders is that we desist from trivializing development by engaging in divisive politics but rather focus our energies in fighting this new health care challenge; the Coronavirus,” Governor Kuti added.
The Governor further reiterated that all leaders should now be fully engaged in community public education and sensitisation on the Covid-19 pandemic which is a global problem.