Top hospitals running out of ICU beds as Covid-19 cases surge

Ms Cornelia Ouma, a nursing instructor at The Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi demonstrates how an ICU unit works on March 20, 2020. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral, and Research Hospital, with a 24-bed capacity, can only admit eight patients at once because of the patient-nurse ratio.
  • As it stands, both infectious disease units at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and Mbagathi Hospital are already full to capacity.

Hospitals are running out of space in Intensive Care Units due to the Covid-19 pandemic that is spreading fast across the country. The facilities are fast getting overwhelmed with critically ill patients that need admission, forcing hospitals to set aside other rooms for the patients.

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