Covid-19: Counties spend Sh11bn to boost preparedness levels

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Last Friday, the 47 counties received a further Sh6 billion from the Kenya Devolution Support Programme.
  • In April, the UN committed Sh310 million to the national government to be channelled to the counties towards rapid response measures to mitigate the impact and spread of the virus.

From purchasing isolation beds and ventilators, to training healthcare workers, and acquiring personal protective equipment, counties have gone on a spending spree, utilising the Sh11 billion conditional Covid-19 grant from the Health ministry and other development partners to up their level of preparedness.

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