Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago has warned Private hospitals owners in Uasin Gishu who have defied the order of closing all mortuaries that they will be punished by withdrawing their licenses.
According to Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, it is believed there are private hospitals that have not adhered to the order imposed by the NOREB recently to close all mortuaries as a preventive measure to contain corona virus outbreak having witnessed more corona virus cases in the country.
Mandago mentioned that the negligence will greatly contribute to the spread of the virus adding that he cannot allow few individuals to violate the efforts made to eliminate the spread of the virus. He said the culprits will be punished according to the law.
The Governor said that, the order was part of their prevention strategy against the deadly corona virus in the region.
This comes barely a week after counties in the North Rift Economic Bloc (NOREB) resolved to close all mortuaries and ordered that all funerals be done within 24 hours and the number of those attending funerals not to exceed 50 in a move to contain the spread of corona Virus.
Mandago said that the drastic moves were not to punish the public but to reduce overcrowding in mortuaries and in funerals as a way of curbing the spread of covid19.
The warning comes at the time when confirmed cases of patients with the corona virus have risen to 25 in the country.