Kiambu plans to convert Covid-19 care centers to serve ordinary patients following reduced cases
As Kenya continues to register a significant drop in Covid-19 cases, counties have now started to plan how to put in use the infrastructure that had been put up to handle the pandemic.
In Kiambu County, the devolved unit plans to open hospital facilities that were designated to handle Covid-19 patients for other use.
He said that Covid-19 care centers will be converted to serve ordinary patients should the virus reduction trend continue.
Governor James Nyoro said that the county has for the last few weeks been recording reduced cases and is no longer marked as a hotspot area.
He attributed the milestone to adherence of containment measures by the residents among them wearing masks, sanitizing, washing hands regularly and social distancing.
For the last three weeks, governor Nyoro said that Tigoni hospital, the largest Covid-19 care centre in the county has not been registering patients suffering from the deadly virus and has since been fumigated.
In all other facilities across the expansive county, the county boss revealed that only eight patients have been admitted after contracting the virus and are being managed.
Governor Nyoro however warned that the virus is still a threat to the community and urged Kiambu residents and Kenyans at large not to relax the laid down protocols.
Speaking at Thika county headquarters after he received personal protective equipment donation from Safaricom Foundation, the governor said that most of the infrastructure erected by the county and friends of Kiambu will better service delivery in the health department.