Kenya Hospitals Run Out of ICU Beds as Covid-19 Impact Hits Hard

Hospitals around the country are reportedly running out of beds in their intensive care units as Covid-19 spreads fast across the country. A spot check at private hospitals, including the Aga Khan and Nairobi hospitals, reportedly reveals that only a few beds remain. By March 16, 2021, 709 patients were admitted to various hospitals, among them 104 patients in the ICU, 25 on ventilatory oxygen and 70 on supplemental oxygen. President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed concern that hospital beds, especially in the ICUs were filling up in both public and private hospitals and urged Kenyans to step up vigilance as Covid-19 infections were increasing at an alarming rate.

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