I congratulate my wonderful team for ensuring that Machakos is well prepared as we combat Covid-19. We have in place, 463 isolation beds and are expanding so as to get them to at least 700.
Yesterday, I toured the ongoing expansion works of the Machakos Field Hospital at the Machakos Stadium which has, after my visit, started admitting Covid patients.
I was pleased with the measures taken to ensure patients are comfortable including super thick and warm duvets, heaters, modern toilets and hot showers, a five-star hotel meal menu, televisions and expansive grounds for physical activities.
I inspected the beds, some of which have been made by Machakos Jua Kali fundis, and urged my team to continue buying locally made items so as to support our people and also raise standards of our manufacturing.
I am concerned with the rising numbers of Covid-19 positive cases in my region, and especially in Mavoko sub county which accounts for about 90% of all positive cases. We are taking measures to slow down the spread of the virus.
I am lucky to have the best health staff in the whole country. They are motivated, focused and work as a team to provide quality health care to all. You make me proud. You have made Machakos, Truly, the Place to Be.
Dr. Alfred N. Mutua, E.G.H.,
Governor of Machakos &
Maendeleo Chap Chap Party Leader
July 9th, 2020

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