Covid-19: Kilifi gets 4 ICU beds

Covid-19Kilifi governor Amason Kingi during a press conference outside his office

Kilifi county government has established the first covid-19 isolation centre at the Jibana Health Centre in Kaloleni Sub County.

Kilifi governor Amason Kingi said the government has installed four intensive care unit beds and ventilators at the new maternity and operation theatre at the facility.

“We received four ICU beds which we have installed at the Jibana health centre in Kaloleni. We have converted the operating theatre building to an isolation centre. We are also in the process of setting up ICU beds at the Mbudzi community hospital in Jaribuni,” said Kingi.

The governor further announced that two schools in every sub county have been identified as quarantine centres.

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“We have also received support to our welfare fund from over thirty corporate entities and individuals. We have both food stuffs and money. We are in the process of determining whether we will buy food for the vulnerable or we will send them money through Mpesa.

He also announced a waiver of parking fees, market fees and cess.

“From now to the end of this financial year all PSVs will not pay parking fees. All traders in our markets will not pay the market fees and no vehicle carrying food stuffs and agricultural produce will pay cess,” said Kingi

The governor congratulated Kilifi residents for adhering to government directives.

“The cases are not increasing because of the stiffer measures we put in place. I know it has a great impact on our economy but we will be safe,” added the governor

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