The Nairobi Women’s Hospital has opened a 34-bed Covid-19 isolation and treatment center in Ongata Rongai, boosting Kajiado County’s preparedness for the Pandemic. Eddah Wakapa, the county health, and sanitation chief officer confirmed that the facility would offer self-quarantine, isolation, and healthcare services to patients at a time when hospital bed spaces are running out in the country due to an increase in Covid-19 hospitalizations.
The Hospital has qualified and trained medical personnel to handle Covid-19 cases at the center and has put all preventive measures in place to ensure staff safety,” said Micheal Walli, the hospital director. The facility also offers online medical services to minimize human-to-human contact through a virtual platform.
Currently, Kenya has only 537 ICU beds and 256 ventilators with confirmed 4257 cases and 117 deaths. Kajiado county has 14 confirmed cases. Nairobi Women’s Hospital has a branch at Kitengela in the Yukos area on Namanga road.