Nairobi opens 2 more isolation centres as Coronavirus cases cross 2,000 mark

Isolation centres hold confirmed positive coronavirus cases

File image of Kenya's first Coronavirus isolation centre at Mbagathi Hospital, Nairobi

The Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) has moved to set up two more isolation centres in the capital as Coronavirus cases continue to soar.

Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital and the South B Level 3 Hospital will now become holding facilities for Coronavirus patients as they undergo treatment for the disease.

At a cost of Sh145 million, the Mama Lucy hospital will equip and convert a recently opened Maternity Wing into a 66-bed isolation centre by the end of June.

Details on the restructuring process at South B hospital were not immediately available.

NMS Director for Health Services Dr Josephine Kibaru Mbae explained that additional health workers will also be recruited to work in the facilities.

"NMS is already coming up with a distribution plan so that once they get the letters they know where they are reporting," she stated while adding that mass testing efforts were still underway.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Yahoo Boy jailed in Edo for pretending to be James Bond actor

Yahoo Boy jailed in Edo for pretending to be James Bond actor

3 CSs host Raila in Nyamira County for major Harambee

3 CSs host Raila in Nyamira County for major Harambee

Police launch manhunt for man who assaulted his 90-year-old mother in Makueni

Police launch manhunt for man who assaulted his 90-year-old mother in Makueni

1 dead: How Komothai Girls defended themselves after boys invaded their dorm

1 dead: How Komothai Girls defended themselves after boys invaded their dorm

New closing time for Bars and Restaurants, CS clarifies on wearing masks

New closing time for Bars and Restaurants, CS clarifies on wearing masks

Police act after bombing incident at Boniface Mwangi's Machakos home

Police act after bombing incident at Boniface Mwangi's Machakos home

90-year-old's dream comes true after he got an audience with Uhuru [Video]

90-year-old's dream comes true after he got an audience with Uhuru [Video]

2 women in viral video of Ndichu twins finally narrate what led to assault

2 women in viral video of Ndichu twins finally narrate what led to assault

New National ID will have a microchip and allow citizens to travel outside Kenya - Uhuru

New National ID will have a microchip and allow citizens to travel outside Kenya - Uhuru