Nakuru County government receives 20 ventilators

The County Government of Nakuru has received ventilators and ICU beds to aid in the management of COVID-19 cases.

The 20 respiratory ventilators and 9 ICU beds will be set up at the COVID-19 isolation facility at the Nakuru County Level 5 Hospital.

County Health minister Dr. Gichuki Kariuki said the essential equipment was purchased at the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency to meet the World Health Organization standards.

Nakuru County has so far recorded 3 COVID-19 positive cases where 2 were healed and discharged while the other is under management.

He added that the County Government of Nakuru is working with other partners to set up a COVID-19 fully-fledged testing laboratory in the region.

Collection of samples is ongoing at the Nakuru County Level 5 Hospital, Mai-Mahiu Health Centre, and Naivasha sub-County Referral Hospital.