The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) in partnership with both the national and county governments has responded to the malaria upsurge which has led to loss of lives in Tirioko Ward Tiaty, Baringo County.
The government has however dispatched a total of 7,000 doses of malaria, 3,500 doses for complicated cases and 22,000 test kits to the affected areas.
According to the Principal Secretary for Health Julius Korir, this has boosted the response mechanism, saying that they have also moved to the affected communities to attend to those who are sick in their houses.
“We have sent our technical team to go for outreach mission so as to ensure that the current situation is contained to avoid more dead,” noted Korir.
He said that they have also mounted mobile camps where patients are being treated, tested and given medicine.
The PS noted also that another team which seeks to empower the locals on how to stay health has also been sent to the areas affected to educate the locals.
The government however have issued a total of 106,000 mosquito nets to the area and the surrounding regions as one way of long term measures.
The PS also applauded to the Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) for their support to save the lives of those affected by the malaria upsurge.