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The 150 bed capacity Wangige Level 4 Hospital block. Photo: Twitter

Kiambu County among first to attain a 300 bed capacity in Counties Covid-19 preparedness

Kiambu County now boasts of being one of the first counties to achieve the 300 bed capacity requirement, as part of preparedness measures by counties in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic as cases continue to soar.

Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa who toured the county on the afternoon of Friday July 3 on an inspection tour, stated that the 150 bed capacity Wangige Level 4 hospital in Kiambu County is now fully equipped and ready for use by the county.

The hospital which he says has been supported by the Kenya Devolution Support Program by World Bank will boost the efforts by the County and Ministry of health to contain the spread of the virus.

CS Wamalwa who was in the company of Council of Governors Chair Wycliffe Oparanya and host Governor James Nyoro also toured the Tigoni Level 4 hospital.

The hospital has also been supported by KDSP World Bank program and has a 250 bed capacity.

Wamalwa urged all counties receiving KDSP funding to use the same prudently and direct the same towards improving their COVID-19 response capacities.

President Uhuru Kenyatta during the virtual summit with the governors was categorical that the re-opening of the economy was pegged on the preparedness of the counties to tackle Covid-19.

A progress report on the roll out of the minimum Covid-19 response measures required ahead of the re-opening of the economy was presented during the summit.

The report had noted Counties had attained a total of 6,898 isolation beds against the national target of 30,500 units.