Thursday, March 23, 2021 – A doctor working in a private hospital in Nairobi has revealed how the Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged the busy metropolis especially after the emergence of the Third Wave as referred by health specialists.
In an interview with a local daily, the doctor who sought anonymity, said the hospital where she works has 24 ICU beds and all are full.
He said COVID-19 patients who are coming in huge numbers are praying for their colleagues to die so that they can free up ICU beds.
“I work in the COVID ICU-HDU in a hospital in Nairobi. We have a bed capacity of 24 and we are filled to capacity. We lose patients DAILY and as soon as it happens we have callers in line requesting for a bed,” the doctor said.
The Ministry of Health announced 1,130 new cases on Monday, the highest single-day jump reported this year.
The cases translate to a 22% positivity rate.
According to medical experts, the new strain of the virus is more contagious and deadlier.
Most of the patients require oxygen facilities at least 10 days after infection.
The Kenyan DAILY POST