Covid-19: Mandera County Gov. sets up 29-bed isolation facility

Written By: Nicholas Kigondu/Adan Mohammed

The Mandera county government has set up a 29-bed isolation facility specifically for healthcare workers who may inadvertently contract Covid-19 in the line of duty.

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Governor Ali Roba says the County government remains committed in protecting both patients and healthcare workers adding that his administration has remained consistent supplies personal protective equipment to healthcare workers throughout the coronavirus pandemic period.

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The Governor said the County will upscale more supplies to meet emerging demands in order to protect healthcare workers operating within Mandera county in the wake of surging cases across the country.

In September, the county department of health launched a Covid-19 testing laboratory with the region registering more than 90 cases since the first case was registered in March.

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The development coming amid outcry from healthcare workers over alleged lack of support in their line of duty that has seen several of their members succumb to the virus with dozens infected.

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The country’s case load now stands at 77,785 after 413 new cases were confirmed on Monday. The number of fatalities also rose to 1,392 after 12 more patients succumbed to the disease.

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The country has conducted a cumulative 843,103 tests since March when the first case was recorded with a total of 51,903 patients having recovered from the disease.

 

 

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