UNHCR donates COVID-19 testing machine to Turkana County

Written By: Hunja Macharia

Turkana County has received a GeneXpert machine for testing COVID-19 donated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Kenya office.

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Governor Josphat Nanok received the machine as well as PPE kits from Kahin Ismail Head of UNHCR Kakuma Sub-Office.

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Nanok said the machine is a huge boost to the County’s efforts in preventing the spread of COVID-19 saying it will reduce the cost of transporting samples for testing as well as time taken to get results.

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He said the machine will be installed at the Lodwar County Referral Hospital (LCRH) adding that a similar machine has been installed at Kakuma IRC Hospital.

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“We are grateful to UNHCR for the support and will continue this fruitful partnership to further strengthen the healthcare system in Turkana,” He said.

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