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Nairobi Metropolitan Boss Rolls Out Construction Of 24 Health Centers

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The Nairobi Metropolitan Services  has  rolled out  construction of  new 24 health centers in Nairobi  slums to combat the effects of Coronavirus in the city.

Addressing the media when flagging off Cheza Clean phase two a coronavirus sensitization program, NMS boss Major General Mohammed  Badi says  they have completed 98 new boreholes  to  ensure that there  is flow of water in  most populated estates to enhance  sanitation standards during the fight of Covid 19.

‘‘Over 10,000 cases of Covid 19 are from Nairobi and that is why we are improving sanitation in slums to avert further spread  of this unfortunate pandemic… We have also increased our bed capacity at Mama Lucy Pumwani and Mbagathi Hospitals just to enhance our preparedness,’’ he said.

He further  applauded Cheza Clean initiative program saying NMS will continue supporting  such programs.

Jay Khamisi  of Cheza Clean initiative  however, raised  concerns on rising of numbers of stigma on persons with Covid-19.

‘‘We shall be moving around to sensitize people on stigma , this is is a vice that is facing those who  have turned  Covid -19  positive and need an urgent address,’’ Khamisi stated.

Cheza  Clean  initiative is being championed by Parot Group, Shell,Ghetto Radio  Limited in conjunction with Nairobi Metropolitan Services among other corporate entities.

Yesterday Kenya recorded the highest number of  cases of Covid-19  with  796 people testing positive to the disease.

Total  number of people who have tested positive to date now stands at 15, 601.

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