Health Ministry Warns Kenyans Against Uninspected Meat

Health Ministry Warns Kenyans Against Uninspected Meat

Health Ministry Warns Kenyans Against Uninspected Meat

Kenyans have been advised by the Ministry of Health not to partake in uninspected animal meat while celebrating.Eating such food puts Kenyans and their families at great danger for health problems, according to a Friday advise from Health Principal Secretary Muthoni Muriuki.

As to the PS, animals must undergo inspection by qualified personnel prior to their killing for human consumption.Kenyans were also cautioned against consuming meat from deceased animals.

“The Ministry is fully aware of many ceremonies that communities undertake during this festive season such as weddings, and circumcision among others. It should be noted that such ceremonies and gatherings negatively affect our health especially if public health measures are not fully observed.”Anyone hosting a ceremony should ensure adequate provision of sanitary facilities including handwashing points and latrines. Observe proper hygiene when handling food; cook and serve when still hot,” read the advisory in part.

Kenyans were also urged to preserve leftovers correctly to avoid spoiling and endangering the health of their family members.If someone fell ill after eating during the celebrations, they were instructed to get medicine from the closest medical facility.Conversely, Kenyans were also advised to practice protected sex and practice good sexual hygiene.”People who are on long-term medications for conditions like diabetes, TB, HIV, and others should make sure they have adequate supplies to get them through the holiday season.

“You are advised to sleep under a treated mosquito net to protect yourself against Malaria,” the Ministry of Health said.Kenyans were asked to contact the Ministry via the emergency helplines at 719, 0729471414, or 0732353535, should they have any concerns.

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