Nairobi hospital to close outpatient centres today

By Vincent Kejitan | Thursday, Apr 2nd 2020 at 13:59
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The Nairobi Hospital on Thursday announced that it would close its outpatient centres from 4pm today.

The hospital said the centres affected are at: Galleria Mall, Southfield Mall, Rosslyn Riviera, Capital Centre, Warwick Centre and Kiambu Mall.

However, accident & emergency services will still be available at the main Hospital for 24 hours.

Last week, the hospital announced a number of measures in a bid to ensure patients and staff are protected from Coronavirus.

Through a statement to newsrooms, the hospital announced the following measures

Single time window for visitations (4pm-6pm only) Only one visitor per patient in all wards including ICU Children below 12years are not allowed in unless they are patients External food and drinks prohibited Flowers, gifts and cards are not allowed

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday afternoon announced that 22 more people had tested positive for Coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 81.

Kagwe said 21 of the 22 were already in quarantine, saying had the government not taken strict measures, it would have been worse.

Kagwe further warned that due to the fast-rising number of those who are testing positive, Kenyans should prepare for stiffer measures.

On the two patients who have recovered fully, Brenda Cherotich and Brian Orinda, the CS urged Kenyans to continue following the directives issued by the Ministry of Health.

“The virus is here with us and it has caused very many deaths.

“Please quarantine yourself if you have been travelling or you are not feeling well,” he said.

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