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Remmy Butia June 30, 2020

COUNTY PUTS UP ICU WARDS, 312 ISOLATION BEDS

The County Government of Nandi has established Intensive Care Units (ICUs) at the Kapsabet County Referral and Nandi Hills County Hospitals in preparedness of handling Covid-19 disease should need arise.

Speaking after visiting the new ICU Ward at KCRH, Governor Stephen Sang said his administration was prepared for any upsurge of Covid-19 cases.

“We currently have 4 positive cases and our contact tracing is ongoing. We have already taken over 50 samples for testing from the initial contacts from our 4 cases already. We are awaiting their results by tomorrow,” he said.

“We have completed the establishment of our ICU facilities with 7 ICU beds at Kapsabet County Referral Hospital and 3 ICU beds in Nandi Hills County Hospital. These 10 ICU beds are ready for use. We have also procured an additional 5 ICU beds which will be available in a months time,” added Governor Sang.

The Governor announced that the County has set up 312 isolation beds across our health facilities in Nandi to bolster the county’s preparedness to handle COVID 19. This has enabled the county to meet the directive by the President that every county establishes 300 bed capacity isolation facilities.

The County boss announced that the coronavirus is now spreading locally, pleading for everyone to stay home and limit gatherings – “If you can stay home, do,” he said.

“I am calling on Nandi residents to rise to this challenge to reduce the spread of this virus. I cannot overemphasize how important this is, particularly at this critical time,” he added.

He was accompanied by the CEC for Health Ruth Koech and Kapsabet Ward MCA Hon. Fred Kipkemboi.

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