CORONAVIRUS SCARE: MEDICS AT MAKINDU SUB COUNTY HOSPITAL IN MAKUENI COUNTY SCAMPER FOR SAFETY AS A CHINESE NATIONAL IN A FACE MASK AND POLICE OFFICERS BROUGHT IN FIVE CRITICALLY ILL CHINESE PATIENTS
Drama ensued at Makindu Sub County Hospital on Saturday, February 22, 2020, after police officers and a Chinese national who was spotting a protective mask brought in five critically ill Chinese patients.
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The five Chinese patients were suspected to have been suffering from the dreaded Corona Virus. This explains why the medics had to flee to safety leaving the five Chinese patients and more patients at the Makindu Sub County Hospital unattended.
This is a clear sign of unpreparedness of many Kenyan hospitals towards containing the spread of the dreaded CoronaVirus, covid-19.
Speaking to The Daily Nation on Saturday, a medic attached to Makindu Sub County Hospital in Makueni County confessed that they had to save themselves since the Chinese national who accompanied the five patients was wearing a protective face mask.
The Nation later on established that the five patients were quarantined and attended to by a doctor wearing protective gear.
Today, Makueni County health boss denied claims of any suspected coronavirus (Covid- 19). According to The Nation, the five Chinese nationals tested negative.
He further refuted allegations that the five Chinese nationals had come from a Chinese construction site at Mutomo where a week ago a Chinese national was quarantined after arriving in Kenya from China.
He said that the five critically ill Chinese patients hail from a Wildlife trust in Mutumo, Kitui County.
Dr Mulwa said that the five had been brought in for a routine check-up as requested by the administration.
The five patients were in a stable condition but one of them had Malaria symptoms.
Dr Mulwa also added that Makueni County was on high alert over the CoronaVirus- Covid 19 threat because of the many construction sites currently being managed by the Chinese.
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