TransCentury sets up containerized clinic at KNH in war on virus

In Summary

• The government has appealed to Kenyans to come out and voluntarily test for Covid-19.

• Health CAS Rashid Aman on Tuesday said it is worrying that most Kenyans are shying away from being tested.

Kenyatta National Hospital CEO Dr Evans Kamuria and TransCentury Group CEO Nganga Njinu pass through a sanitizing booth donated by the TransCentury group on May 26, 2020.
Kenyatta National Hospital CEO Dr Evans Kamuria and TransCentury Group CEO Nganga Njinu pass through a sanitizing booth donated by the TransCentury group on May 26, 2020.
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI

TransCentury Group has partnered with KNH and installed a containerized clinic in the hospital in efforts to boost testing for Covid-19.

TransCentury CEO Nganga Njinu and the Kenyatta National hospital CEO Dr Evans Kamuria inspected a sanitizing booth donated by the TransCentury on Tuesday.

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 62 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total number to 1,348.

The total number of samples tested so far now stands at 64,264.

A woman passes through a sanitizing booth donated to Kenyatta National Hospital on May 26, 2020 by TransCentury group.
A woman passes through a sanitizing booth donated to Kenyatta National Hospital on May 26, 2020 by TransCentury group.
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI

The government has appealed to Kenyans to come out and voluntarily test for Covid-19.

Health CAS Rashid Aman on Tuesday said it is worrying that most Kenyans are shying away from being tested.

He said the situation is attributed to false information on social media that those who test positive will cater for their own treatment.

"We have noted with concern that people are shying away from testing for fear of treatment cost. I want to reiterate that cost of testing, quarantine and treatment in a government facility will be full met by government,” the CAS said.