The County government of Kilifi has undertaken to discharge all patients from her hospitals as a measure to decongest the facilities in the wake of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.
Kilifi county secretary Arnold Mkare said in a memo that only patients who are in critical conditions will remain in the wards.
The county will also release all bodies in the county mortuaries.
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The county has two mortuaries in Kilifi and Malindi.
“Following the Coronavirus pandemic and further to confirmed cases in the county, this office has therefore taken drastic measures geared towards curbing the spread of the virus by directing the department of health services to with immediate effect discharge all patients who can be well managed at their respective homes and hospitals and to only maintain the critically ill,” read the memo from the county secretary
The county government has waived all the fees and charges involved.
The county will also dispose all unclaimed bodies.
Meanwhile, two police officers from Mtwapa police station who had a direct contact with deputy governor Gideon Saburi have been quarantined.
One of the officers is complaining of difficulty in breathing.