Services at Pumwani on verge of being paralyzed after health workers contract COVID-19

Pumwani Maternity Hospital. The hospital has received donations worth more than sh. 2 million to help in the fight against COVID-19./COURTESY

Health Services at the Pumwani maternity hospital are on the verge of being paralyzed after health workers contracted COVID-19

Out of 290 samples tested for Coronavirus at Pumwani maternity hospital, 41 more workers have tested positive for the disease.

This is according to the Ministry of Health acting director-general Dr.Patrick Amoth.

Speaking to journalists on Tuesday after paying a visit to the hospital, Amoth said the 41 are receiving medical attention under home bases isolation since they are asymptomatic.

However, he said out of 41 staff members that tested positive, two have already recovered and the 39 remaining are doing better.

” Nobody has gone to the hospital for care and we are hopeful they will be able to pull through without developing any symptoms of COVID- 19,” Said Dr.Amoth.

Other workers at the hospital are yet to undergo testing for the virus.

” I want to assure you that the delivery of services at the hospital will continue since we have put in place measures to protect the health workers as well as members of the public visiting the hospital.

This is after there was a concern of the outbreak of the virus at the hospital over the weekend after Kenya National Union of Nurses Union Nairobi Branch Chairman Boaz Onchari raised the alarm that there were 15 nurses at the facility that had tested positive.