Meru County doesn’t have the capacity to attend to COVID-19 patients going forward, Health CEC Misheck Mutuma has said.
Mutuma says the rising number of COVID-19 infections in the County, has impacted heavily on the health facilities especially after 139 people tested positive in the last three weeks.
Addressing the media at Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital, Mutuma said 67 patients have been admitted and that some are in isolation wards in various health facilities within the County.
The Health county CEC said 10 people have succumbed to the COVID-19 and appealed to Meru residents to adhere to the laid down protocols.
Mutuma called upon the Matatu operators and bodaboda operators in the county, not to offer services to customers who are not wearing face masks.
The Health CEC said vaccinations for COVID-19 is available in all sub-county health centers and appealed to residents to come out and get vaccinated saying a majority are yet to receive their first dose.
Meru County Chief officer for Health Dr. James Kirimi said they have administered the second dose to 16,500 people in the County.
Dr. Kirimi said public health officers together with police officers have initiated a COVID-19 enforcement initiative to ensure everyone is vaccinated.