Machakos Govenor Dr Alfred Mutua has challenged researchers, especially university professors and research doctors to come up with a cure or vaccine for coronavirus.
“We have very educated professors and scientists – some who supervise PhDs and who have labs in their institutions or hospitals. My question to them is: how close are you to coming up with a cure for Covid-19, Or are you waiting for someone in Europe, America, Asia, Australia and other parts of the world to find a cure then we import it? Why are we just consumers and not innovators?” He posed.
Mutua argues that claims of lack of funding should not arise at this moment saying, “That is a weak argument. How big were the labs that came up with a cure for leprosy, cholera, syphiliis, TB and even Malaria? Very small. It is about attitude and using what we have.”
He said we must be ready to find solutions to our problems instead of waiting for foreigners to assist saying he believes the scientists in the Country have the ability to come up with a cure.
“This is a time that calls for all of us to utilize our education and skills in all fields to come up with realistic solutions that make our lives better. Let us not just sit and wait for solutions from outside. Let us ship our solutions to others and make money for ourselves while offering the world a solution.” Mutua said.