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Kenya Confirms Three Omicron Visas

Kenya Confirms Three Omicron Visas

Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said several people entering the country via airports had been diagnosed with the Omicron corona virus.

However, Kagwe said Kenya had not confirmed any cases of the virus being distributed in the country.

However, the minister is confident that the country will be able to prevent the spread of the virus.

Kagwe, meanwhile, has urged governors to put in place adequate medical facilities in the county to reduce the cost of health care in the country.

Kagwe who was speaking during a consultative meeting with governors in Mombasa called for the development of health policies that will improve the national health insurance fund NHIF.

The minister said public health facilities could provide better health services such as private health facilities.

Kagwe told governors that the revenue collected from health facilities in the county should be used to improve health services for the benefit of the people.

He cited corruption as a barrier to efforts to improve health services in the county.

Kagwe said the law on the distribution of medicines in KEMSA will be amended to allow other stakeholders to also distribute medicines instead of delegating the responsibility to KEMSA council alone.

The minister said the move would address the problem of drug shortages in the county.