Nakuru County Government has received ventilators and ICU beds to aid in the management of COVID-19 cases. This comes at time when the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Country with more counties confirming their first 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 were 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.
So far the Country has recorded 715 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 19 counties already affected and fears of further spread in the counties.