COG raises red flags over increased oxygen demand in other counties – KBC


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The Council of Governors has called for immediate intervention saying the demand for Oxygen in Economic Zones counties has increased dramatically.

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This even when Nakuru County increased the production of oxygen cylinders from 40 cylinders per day to 120 per day.

The Council of Governors says Counties with high production of gas cylinders will be needed to help those in need.

The COG has also warned that negligence among Kenyans is to blame for the high number of positive COVID-19 cases in the County.

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Speaking after receiving Ksh 100 million PPEs grants from development partners to support front-line health workers, COG Chairman Martin Wambora said, the increase in demand for oxygen supply in the country has severely affected counties that many are unable to meet. .

He further revealed that demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has increased saying Kenyans now have more information than ever before.

The demand comes even when the State revealed that those who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine will have to wait a long time due to the situation in India where vaccination requirements have exceeded supply.

According to the COG, the number of cases of sexual harassment has risen during the epidemic with other counties such as West Pokot, Makueni, Migori, Vihiga, Bungoma and Meru responding by setting up rescue centers for women and girls.


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