Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok on Thursday received a GeneXpert Machine, testing and person protective equipment(PPEs) donated by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR).
The GeneXpert Machine is multiple diagnoser of various infectious diseases such as SARS Covid-2 and Covid-19.
The equipment was handed over by Head of Kakuma Sub Office Kahin Ismail, who expressed delight over the long standing relationship subsisting between the County Government of Turkana and UNHCR.
Governor Nanok thanked UNHCR for the donation saying it will go a long way in diagnosing infectious diseases such as Covid-19.
“The machine is a huge boost to Covid-19 response, cuts costs of taking samples for testing and reduces time to get results,” said Nanok.
He said the machine will be installed ag the Lodwar County Referral Hospital.