Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union Secretary General Dr Chibanzu Mwachonda has tested positive for Covid-19.
He contracted the deadly virus while attending to infected patients and made the announcement on Friday.
“On behalf of the National Executive Council, i would like to inform all KMPDU members and the general public that i have tested positive for Covid-19. The infection occurred while dispensing my official duties. I’m currently in stable condition and under self-isolation. My family is safe, contact tracing and testing of all close contacts is ongoing,” doctor Mwachonda revealed through a statement.
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The doctor said although everyone is at risk of contracting the virus, that should not be a cause for fear or stigma to affected individuals or their families.
“Indeed, the high number of recoveries gives us hope that we shall as a nation, win this war against the invisible enemy upon us,” he said.
Dr Mwachonda also urged Kenyans to adhere to the Ministry of Health Prevention Measures of putting on masks, washing hands and avoiding unnecessary gatherings to reduce spread of Covid-19.
“KMPDU urges the government to provide utmost support to its front-line soldiers by providing adequate and quality PPEs and unveil the Welfare Package on Work Injury Benefits and Comprehensive Medical Treatment,” the doctor said.