COVID-19: Mombasa ups fight with Sh 64 million equipment

Governor Joho with Coast General CEO Iqbal Khandwala during the unveiling of the new medical equipment to aid in the fight against COVID-19./ The governor has said that the county intends to test every Old Town resident COURTESY

Mombasa County Government has intensified its capacity in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus in the county with new medical equipment worth sh.64 million at Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital.

The unveiling of the new equipment came just a day after the County, which has more than 20 cases, recorded its second COVID-19 related death on Thursday.

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho said the hospital has also expanded its service delivery spectrum in battling the virus to include both maternity and psychiatric cases.

“In stepping up the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, we have further enhanced the capacity of Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital with additional medical equipment worth 64 million,” said Governor Joho.

Governor Joho on Monday launched an automated Spray Booth to be used for disinfecting all ferry users at the Likoni Crossing Channel, as part of the mitigation measure in spreading the disease.

“Thanks to all medical practitioners, nurses, health workers, interns and volunteers for their sacrifices and contributions towards our health and well-being, moreover in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Governor Joho.