150 new beds bought by the County Government towards isolation in the on-going fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nyandarua.
They were delivered yesterday following completion of the procurement process, as pledged by His Excellency Governor Francis Kimemia on Wednesday.
The County is procuring 180 more high-value beds from overseas, which are expected in Nyandarua from next Saturday as part of the Governor’s undertaking to deliver isolation facilities with the capacity of 310 beds ahead of His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta national address on the possibility of re-opening the economy on July 6, 2020.
Governor Kimemia’s administration has already mobilized 180 beds idle capacity which had not been utilized used over the last five years from County facilities through a systematic need-based borrowing approach.
The County also has 15 Intensive Care Unit beds and nine ventilators, two of which have been donated by the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA).
Recent support from the National Government also includes two clinics received from the Ministry of Health Services, each with two nurses, a laboratory and clinical officer.
The clinics will serve residents of Makara in Mirangine Ward and their compatriots in Karampton, Leshau Pondo Ward.
The Governor will address County residents on Nyandarua’s localized multi-sectoral approach against COVID-19 after the national address.
The County has no localized case of the dangerous disease so far.