[PHOTOS] CS Kagwe launches KU hospital infectious disease unit, ICU

In Summary

• It has a 500-bed capacity.

•Non-executive chairperson Olive Mugenda said the institution has planned for 60 ICU and HDU beds.

Nursing Officer Incharge of ICU Irene Wahome explains how some of the equipment works at the hospital on August 5,2020.
Nursing Officer Incharge of ICU Irene Wahome explains how some of the equipment works at the hospital on August 5,2020.
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe officially opened the Infectious Disease Unit and Intensive Care Unit at the Kenyatta University Research and Referral Hospital on Wednesday.

It has a 500-bed capacity.

Non-executive chairperson Olive Mugenda said the institution has planned for 60 ICU and HDU beds.

  "Currently, 30 of them are ready. The remaining 30 will be ready in two weeks. Out of the 24 ICU beds we have here, 15 are occupied. The other close to 440 isolation beds will be ready in a month," she said.

"The increase in bed capacity, new HDU and ICU at KURRH comes in handy to tackle the virus infection especially in Nairobi being the epicenter of Covid-19 accounting for 60 percent of positive cases across the country," Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and Non-Executive Chairperson Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital board Olive Mugenda opens the new IDU and ICU units during its launch at the hospital on August 5,2020
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and Non-Executive Chairperson Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital board Olive Mugenda opens the new IDU and ICU units during its launch at the hospital on August 5,2020
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe with Cuban doctors seconded to facility.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe with Cuban doctors seconded to facility.
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe inspects facilities.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe inspects facilities.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and frontline workers from Kenyatta University Research and Referal hospital during a visit to the facility for the launch of IDU and ICU units on Augus 5,2020
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and frontline workers from Kenyatta University Research and Referal hospital during a visit to the facility for the launch of IDU and ICU units on Augus 5,2020
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe inspects facilities.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe inspects facilities.