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Train both private and public medics on how to handle Covid19 emergency cases- government urged

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Nyanchwa Adventist mission hospital has asked national government to provide safety gears and train medics from both private and public health facilities on how to handle Covid 9 cases.

Speaking with the press, the chair person South Kenya conference Pastor Julius Bichanga said that being a private facility they have not received any formal training or assistance from the national government.

Mr.  Bichanga reiterated that the pandemic has affected all people globally; the national government has to in cooperate both the private and public facilities in ensuring they provide them with the safety gears.

 He stated that   they have taken all the measures to train their staffs on how to handle such emergency if incase it arises.

Mr Bichanga said that they have imported    gears, masks, sanitizers, and placed a hand washing to maximize the spread this pandemic.

The hospital has placed   a capacity of 5 beds isolation room to contain the disease.

He asked the public to take all the precautions needed.

“Prevention is better than cure, lets adhere to the rules,” he said.

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

He urged members of the Adventist family across the region to  worship from their homes as from next Sabbath

The hospital so far has not received any emergency case.

The government has banned social gatherings e.g churches, funerals,  closed down all the night clubs and bars, passenger vehicles have been advised   eight passengers  as a measure to contain the disease.

 The country has so far recorded 25 cases of Covid cases.