The Health Cabinet Secretary Hon. Mutahi Kagwe earlier in March co-chaired a consultative meeting between The Council of Governors (COG) Health Committee, the Ministry of Health and Health CECMs, convened by the COG Health Committee Chair, Governor Mohammed Kuti at the CoG Offices. The meeting was attended by Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, Uasin Gushi Governor Jackson Mandago, Deputy Governor Busia Moses Mulomi, Health PS Susan Mochache & Ag. DG Patrick Amoth deliberated on the counties preparedness to respond to the Corona virus outbreak.
The Committee held its first sitting on 1 March 2020 and briefed the national on the National Contingency response plan. The meeting with COG Health committee discussed issues on resource mobilization, establishment of County Emergency Response Committees for COVID- 19, county constituency response plans and community awareness among others.
The Ministry of Health has also engaged technology for speedy communication with the public by sending Coronavirus information via SMS. The message read, "Kenya Health Ministry will be sending info on CoronaVirus. TOLL FREE Line: 0800721316 . Before roaming, Dial *265#, DONT MISS FREE Tips. Stop*456*9*5"
Future messages will offer directions on what action to take when one suspects an infection.