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Covid-19: Kajiado surpasses 300 bed capacity target

Governor Lenku has commissioned locally manufactured beds for the five Isolation Centres that are being done by Kajiado based Vocational Training Centres (VTC)

By Faith Nashipae

Kajiado County has now surpassed the target 300 bed capacity per county for Covid-19 Isolation centres with 350 beds across its five Isolation Units.

The isolation units include; the Kajiado Referral Hospital, Ngong and Kitengela Sub County Hospitals, Oloitokitok KMTC and Ole Kasasi Health Centre.

Governor Joseph Ole Lenku on Friday 11, while inspecting the preparedness of Kitengela Sub County Hospital said the County is on course to ensure nothing is left to chance to save lives in the fight against Coronavirus infections.

He assured the residents of the County’s capacity to handle the increasing number of infections of Covid-19 patients and called for caution during this period to curb the spread.

“As we all see the number of new infections rising with speed we all need to take personal responsibility by ensuring we observe the Ministry of Health Covid-19 guidelines in order to walk towards flattening the curve,” said Lenku.

However, he noted that the County’s level of preparedness is commendable and ready to save lives in the case where the situation will reach an alarming level.

He said Ngong Sub County Hospital and Ng’atataek Health Centre is now fully Covid-19 treatment centres and normal medical services offered in the facilities have been referred to the nearby health facilities.

Afterwards the Governor commissioned locally manufactured beds for the five Isolation Centres that are being done by Kajiado based Vocational Training Centres (VTC) in collaboration with the County Department of Medical Services and Public Health.

He said the distribution to the isolation and treatment centres begins immediately.

He further commissioned 10 ICU beds at the Kajiado Referral Hospital. “10 more ICU beds will be installed at Ngong, Kitengela and Loitokitok Sub County hospitals,” said the Governor.

According to the County Covid-19 pandemic report released by the Minister for Health Esther Somoire on Friday 11, the cumulative confirmed Covid-19 positive cases for the County now stands at 384 with 9 people having lost their lives so far.

She said the total number of positive cases who have reported successful recoveries from the treatment centres are 149. “All the positive cases are stable and receiving treatment at various isolation and treatment facilities with those who qualify being placed on home based care,” she added.

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