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    Waiguru’s Kirinyaga County Has The Least Number Of Isolation Beds

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    When President Uhuru Kenyatta met the county governors last week, he told the nation that the opening of the economy will highly depend on the preparedness of the county government.

    The president told the county chiefs to have at least 300 isolation beds for the Covid-19 patients,

    According to the report by the Council of Governors, only 12 counties out of the 47 counties have so far reached the minimum number of bed capacity required as a threshold.

    The report also shows that the devolved government has secured 6,898 isolation beds against the prerequisite of 30,500.

    The 12 counties that have reached the threshold are;

    County Facility Name No. of Ventilators No. of ICU Beds No. of Isolation Beds
    Mombasa 12 12 432
    Machakos 9 9 373
    Kiambu 30 24 325
    Uasin Gishu 0 0 324
    Makueni 1.Makindu KMTC
    2. Makueni Boys
    3 3 312
    Murang’a 13 35 305
    Vihiga Vihiga County Referral Hospital 0 0 300
    Homabay 10 10 300
    Nyeri Mt.Kenya Hospital 1 6 340
    Kericho 1. Kericho County Referral Hospital
    2. Ainamoi Health Center
    3.St.Leonard’s Hospital
    4. Unilever Central Hospital
    5. Chemogondai Hospital
    Kisii Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital 23 18 318
    Kilifi 1. Kilifi County Referral Hospital 7 7 308

    Isolation beds in counties. Source: Council of Governors.

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    County 001 has the highest number of bed capacity while Waiguru’s Kirinyaga has the lowest with only 14 isolation beds at Kerugoya Hospital.

     

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