The Ministry of Health has said it is strengthening the country’s Covid-19 response plan amid a surge in coronavirus infections.

The World Bank-financed project intends to construct an emergency treatment centre (intensive care unit and general ward), public health laboratory and training centre, a blood transfusion centre, and clinical waste treatment centres, among other infrastructure, according to the ministry.

Some of these facilities will be located at the Farato Farm, in West Coast Region, which has been allocated to the Ministry of Health.

“The Project will conduct a census of all persons who are currently cultivating crops within the specific area earmarked for the named facilities between the period 7th-14th February 2021. 

“All those persons whose plots will be affected are requested to contact the Project’s Coordinating Unit, or to come to the farm as soon as possible to identify their plots with assistance from the Farm Manager within the period indicated above. 

“Persons who move into the site after the 14th February 2021 will not be counted in the census,” the ministry said.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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