Nakuru hospital cuts services as virus hits medics hard

An isolation ward at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital, which has suspended elective surgeries for two weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Photo credit: Eric Matara | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Union officials claim more than 20 health workers have contracted the virus, with the hospital now banning visitors to stem further infections at the facility, which also serves Kericho, Baringo, Nyandarua, Samburu and Narok counties.
  • Meanwhile, workers’ unions on Sunday raised the alarm over the increasing cases of infections among medics, even as it emerged that an intern had died of the virus.

The Nakuru Level Five Hospital has suspended elective surgeries for the next two weeks as Covid-19 cases among medics at the facility continue to rise.


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