Health professionals put on the spot for misbehaving

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. The CS has urged mothers with infants to limit number of visitors in their houses PHOTO COURTESY

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has criticized health professionals allegedly misbehaving by not adhering to the ministry of health guidelines on the fight against COVID-19.

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday in Nairobi, Kagwe gave an example of a doctor that turned positive but tried to continue giving services at a medical facility but was immediately reported by the nurses.

“If there is discipline required during times of war, it must come from front line soldiers so I urge you ‘tafadhalini’ what we are saying is what we must do, if we preach water let’s take water and not wine,” said Mutahi.

He added that 634 health workers have so far tested positive.

“We have sufficient PPE’s in the country, if there’s a problem; it is on management or distribution but certainly not on availability,” said CS Kagwe.

The CS was speaking after paying a courtesy call to Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council (KMPDC) headquarters in Nairobi where he gave daily update of the COVID-19 in the country whereby, 544 new cases was reported in the last 24 hours.

This is from 5,259 samples tested across the country.

Out of which, 12 people succumbed to the disease and 113 discharged from the hospital after recovery, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 8,021.