Lamu County Government has procured additional healthcare equipment to boost its war on Covid-19 at the County.
The equipment will partly help protect its frontline workers and the Lamu public.
A consignment of 10,000 procured Person Protective Equipment (PEP’s) and 4,000 N95 respirator masks procured were today distributed amongst the County’s health institutions; King Fahd Hospital, Mpeketoni and Faza Sub-County Hospitals, and Mokowe and Witu health centers, boosting the PEP’s quantified need, that currently stands at 14,000 in a month.
Further, 17 additional oxygen gas cylinders and 2 ventilators have been procured.
Governor Fahim Twaha has termed the new investments as a boost to the preparedness levels at the County and for its frontline workers.
“We’ll continue to appropriate necessary resources to this health crisis to ensure that lives are protected. We also urge the public to remain cautious on preventive matters.That discipline will keep us afloat” said H.E Fahim.
Additionally, health facilities infrastructure have undergone key upgrades, with the Laboratory at the Mathadol Clinic at King Fahd, now fully equipped to Covid-19 team standards; for collection, preparation and storing samples. The Isolation Centre at King Fahad Hospital is undergoing revamping to increase its bed capacity.
With the phased reopening of the economy, the County continues to monitor Covid-19 numbers.
Lamu County has so far tested 442 individuals, with 28 individuals testing positive. Out of that, 12 have been marked safe after turning out negative; 1 has succumbed to the virus and 15 remain active cases, under home-based care.