ISIOLO HOLDS WEEKLY COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE MEETING
02 Sep 2021
In the wake of the fourth wave of COVID-19, Isiolo County COVID-19 Emergency Response committee resumed their meeting today, which was co-chaired by the Isiolo Governor Dr. Mohamed Abdi Kuti and the County Commissioner Geoffrey Omoding.
The governor welcomed all the members present terming the meeting an opportune moment when the county is fully focused on combating this deadly virus.
“I urge all residents to continue following the guidelines stipulated by the Ministry of Health to prevent continued spread of the virus. It is only this that lives of our people will resume to normalcy,” the Governor said.
He urged the committee members which consisted of heads of departments from both County and National Government and other stakeholders to continue sensitizing the public about the pandemic. Governor Kuti also requested residents to go for COVID-19 testing and vaccination.
He however regretted how the continued spread of COVID-19 has affected the economy with many people losing their jobs and some businesses closing down adding that the County Government is putting up all measures to ensure the revival of the economy among them the enactment of Youth, Women, and People Living with Disability Fund ACT.
"As a member of Emergency Response Committee I am going to lobby for additional vaccines as I am aware of about 3.2 million doses of Pfizer vaccines from USA will soon arrive in the country. I will liaise with the national government to support my county, " Governor Kuti Said urging residents to desist from rumors and propaganda peddled about vaccines which lead to people holding back from being vaccinated.
The County Commissioner echoed the sentiments made by the Governor and requested the committee to be holding this meeting regularly so as to ensure the county has the correct position on matters pertaining to COVID-19.
CECm for health service Wario Galma gave the updates showing the progress the county has made towards mitigating the Delta virus describing it as the most deadly form in comparison to past variants. In particular he observed this one mutates faster and research shows that it affects the lungs instantly and is more fatal.
On his part, Isiolo police commander Mr. Joseph Kigen, appealed to members of the committee to ensure there is fumigation in the police stations and prisons. He also requested for his officers to be considered by health officials when administering vaccines.
Also in attendance was CECm for tourism, trade, industrialization, and Enterprise(Halima Gudo), Chief officers Lucy Kaburu(trade and industrialization) Mustaffa Wachu(Public administration)Yussuf (lands).