41 staff members from Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi have tested positive of COVID 19, after tests were conducted on 290 workers.The lot comprises 19 healthcare workers and 22 support staff.
Two of the workers have since been discharged while the rest are receiving home-based care since they were not showing symptoms for COVID-19. None of them is in critical condition.
Speaking after touring the facility this morning, Health Ministry director General Dr. Patrick Amoth said the ministry has set up an isolation center for the workers who will not qualify for home based care.
“The remaining 39 are doing well. Nobody has gone to hospital for care and we are hopeful they will be able to pull through without developing any symptoms of COVID,” said Dr. Amoth.
Dr. Amoth said the new cases could have contracted the virus elsewhere, even as the hospital stated that they no baby has contracted the virus 19 in the facility, and only three moms have contracted the disease since the pandemic begun.
Dr. Amoth however, assured that delivery of services at the hospital will continue, noting that measures have been put in place to protect the health workers as well as members of public visiting the hospital.