Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has expressed his gratitude after President Uhuru Kenyatta granted him his request to do mass testing in his constituency to identify those who were infected with the Coronavirus and needed help.
The first-time MP mentioned that managing the COVID-19 requires mass testing and a few weeks ago he made a request to the President and the COVID-19 Taskforce which has already been granted.
“A few weeks ago I made a request to the President and the COVID-19 Taskforce to do mass testing in our Constituency. I want to thank the president for granting this request. People who will test positive will be given adequate medical attention and their families will be attended to avoid vicious infection,” read part of his post.
He went on to state that he will continue to plead for more testing facilities in other words of Upper Savanna, Embakasi and Mihango. He went on to state that he fully supports the President as he undertakes changes in the Jubilee Administration to enhance Government service delivery to Kenyans.
The exercise is expected to kick off next week Monday 25 with the Constituency having a population of about 700,000 people. Mass testing is currently going on in other parts of the country as the government tries to flatten the curve of the Coronavirus infections which has been ever on the rise since the day the first case was reported in the country.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe recently revealed that mass testing will be free for Kenyans so that the country can resume to normalcy sooner rather than later.
The Health CS disclosed that the individuals who test positive of the virus are asymptomatic or patients with mild to moderate symptoms. He added that if anyone is found to fall under that category, they will have to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days.
The Health Ministry has so far recorded a total of 1029 COVID-19 cases.