Crisis As ICUs Run Out Of Space Due to Covid-19 Surge
Kenya is staring at a crisis after it emerged that all Intensive Care Units (ICU) beds in Nairobi County are full.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Mercy Mwangangi stated that the situation was also heading in the same direction as Nairobi in counties with only a few beds remaining. She added that Kenya is staring at a crisis since Intensive Care Units (ICU) beds in Nairobi County are full.
During a meeting with legislators, CAS Mwangangi stated that it was no longer a question of "if" but a question of "when" the third wave will strike since there is already a spike in the numbers of Covid-19 patients. She said that as of Tuesday at 11 pm there were no beds available at all hospitals in Nairobi since there was an increase in the number of admissions in the ICU which is definitely the third wave.
The CAS was before the National Assembly Health Committee chaired by Muranga Women representative Sabina Chege where she confidently stated that they have taken action by assigning Kenya Medical Research Institute Centers in Kisumu and Kilifi Counties to conduct genomic surveillance of the new variants present in the country.
This action was taken due to some patients testing positive for variants from South Africa,United Kingdom, and Brazil.