Sh140m set aside to fight coronavirus in Migori

By MN Reporter

Migori county will have Sh140million allocated to fight coronavirus menace set aside by government and donors.

National government and partners have allocated Sh100million to fight the virus while the remaining Sh40million will be allocated by Migori.

Migori Health Executive Isca Oluoch said the allocation comes after the county was placed among 14 most at risk of spread of the deadly virus in the country.

“Migori is at high risk following the heavy activities which are going on in the county and cross border points,” she said.

She said mining activities, heavy infrastructure development and county being a transit point to Uganda and Tanzania has raised alert.

“We have heightened surveillance in the identified areas of hotspots like gold mines and border crossing, we have deployed highly trained health personnel there,” she said.

She said screening of visitors is ongoing at Isebania, Kegonga and Muhuru Bay border crossing with no case reported.

Migori has also picked Macalder Sub-county hospital as an isolation point according to World Health Organisation recommendation incase the disease outbreak is out.