Governor of Machakos County, Dr. Alfred Mutua on Saturday, June 27 made the supreme decision to shut down the Shalom Hospital in Machakos County.
Reportedly, a number of COVID-19 patients passed away in the hospital which prompted the Governor to make that decision.
Taking to Twitter, Dr. Alfred Mutua made the statement of sealing off the hospital after consulting with the Ministry of Health and Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.
“Last night my Government sealed off Shalom Hospital in Athi River following deaths of some patients due to Covid-19.” Machakos Governor, Dr. Alfred Mutua stated, “This was arrived at after consultations with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council and the Director-General of Health, Dr. Patrick Amoth,”
“The process of screening and testing for Covid -19 may take several days and has already started. Further decisions will be undertaken according to the evaluation by the relevant agencies involved in the provision of health care and combating of Covid-19.
“I urge all Wananchi to be patient as we ensure all health facilities are safe so as to avoid hospital-based infections that were witnessed in places like New York, US, and several Italian cities,” he continued.