Covid-19: Mombasa bans home-based care over improper ICUs

Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo with Deputy Governor William Kingi during a press briefing on Covid-19 containment measures on August 3, 2021. 

Photo credit: Kevin Odit | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Mombasa's response committee, while raising the alarm about a surge of infections in the tourism hub, Tuesday prohibited individuals from operating unlicensed ICUs at home, with the help of health workers.

Mombasa County’s Covid-19 response committee has banned home-based care, saying individuals have started setting up improper intensive care units (ICU) in their homes.

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