Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua has called for an escalation of testing and vaccinations in areas designated as disease-infected zones.
Karua said that the current wave of covid-19 is lethal and has already caused so much pain and suffering to multitudes.”
“Many of us have either lost a loved one or know someone who has. The dire experience many have had, seeking hospital beds for the loved ones, has been extremely difficult and emotionally exhausting,” said Karua.
The former Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister said that the government should take up the cost of testing and treatment of Covid-19 in public facilities across the country.
“The government (should) urgently procure adequate vaccines to cover all those in need and eligible for the vaccines,” she said.
Karua further told the President Uhuru Kenyatta led Jubilee administration that the government must effectively roll out initiative that will provide economic relief to the majority of Kenyans.
She called for immediate measures instituted to enhance capacity in all county hospitals for testing and response to the critically ill.
At the same time, the former minister called on the state to roll out the distribution of food subsidies and expansion of transfers to the vulnerable members of the society.