Nairobi Hospital shuts down all satellite clinics, recalls staff to main facility

Nairobi Hospital shuts down all satellite clinics, recalls staff to main facility

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Nairobi Hospital outpatient centres that will be closed 
  • Galleria Mall
  • Southfield Mall
  • Rosslyn Riviera
  • Capital Centre
  • Warwick Centre
  • Kiambu Mall

The Nairobi Hospital has closed down all its satellite clinics and recalled staff to the main facility on Argwings Kodhek Road.

Outpatient centres at Galleria Mall, Southfield Mall, Rosslyn Riviera, Capital Centre, Warwick Centre and Kiambu Mall will be closed from 4pm on Thursday.

“Accident and emergency services will still be available at the main hospital 24-hour unit,” a statement from the management reads.

Most of the outpatient centres offered services such as emergency care; laboratory; radiology and imaging; pharmacy; physiotherapy; travel and routine vaccines; well-baby; gynecology; counseling and dental.

This comes on the backdrop of a rise in the number of cases of COVID-19 reported in Kenya with the latest figures at 81.

The Government has since put in place stringent measures to curb the spread of coronavirus such as urging people to stay home and enforcing a curfew from 7pm to 5am.

Employers have also been ordered to release employees no later than 4pm to ensure they get in time before the curfew comes in force.

On Wednesday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe revealed that a clinical officer who tested positive of coronavirus is responding well to treatment.

The Kenya Union of Clinical Workers had been up in arms after it was discovered that the officer contracted coronavirus in the line of duty.

The union’s Secretary General George Gibore expressed dismay over the handling of health workers’ preparedness in response to the pandemic.

According to KUCO, the issue clinical workers is not being treated with the urgency and weight it deserves.

However, CS Kagwe affirmed that the Government will address the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by having them manufactured locally.

“Already KIKOTEC in Kitui has been approved to manufacture facemasks and has began manufacturing process,” he said.

He was adamant that there are measures in place to ensure medical workers are not exposed.

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