On Monday morning, nurses at Mbagathi hospital staged a go-slow amid COVID-19 fears. Yesterday, two more cases of the dreaded virus were confirmed in the country.
While on a go-slow, nurses claimed they lacked enough training to handle patients with the virus.
Besides, the nurses cited inadequate support when it comes to protecting members of their families.
Sunday, March 15, complaints had already surfaced on various social media platforms regarding the matter. It’s alleged the hospital is in a pathetic situation.
Previously, Health Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe noted that the country was ready to tackle the pandemic and that 1100 health care workers had undergone serious training on handling the same.
Currently, there’s no running water. Furthermore, since the patients went into self-isolation four days ago, they haven’t undergone any testing.
Mbagathi hospital has set aside wards to hold patients infected with the coronavirus. Consequently, persons having come in contact with individuals affected with COVID-19 will remain quarantined at the facility.
Through its spokesperson Cyrus Oguna, the government on Saturday noted that 22 people who were in contact with the first person with coronavirus were traced and remained held at Mbagathi hospital.
Another unit for tasked with handling patients with coronavirus is at Kenyatta National Hospital.