Vihiga officials push for ICU's opening as Covid-19 cases rise

The new ICU at the Vihiga County Referral Hospital in Mbale town, which cost Sh60 million and is yet to be opened amid a rise in Covid-19 cases.

Photo credit: Derick Luvega | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • It is not clear why the commissioning of the ICU has been delayed as the county urgently needs one.
  • A week ago, Governor Wilber Ottichilo only said that the five-bed unit will be launched “soon”

Vihiga’s health department is pushing for the immediate commissioning of a newly established intensive care unit (ICU) at the county referral hospital following a surge of Covid-19 cases.


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