The data from the monitor is relayed to a central monitor located outside the patient’s room to reduce movement. So strained are ICU beds in the country that health workers are warning that some patients who may end up developing critical versions of Covid-19 may not be able to access an ICU. ALREADY LIMPINGBefore the global crisis even began, Kenya’s health system was already limping with few doctors and nurses and even fewer hospital beds per capita. To ease the pressure on public facilities, the Ministry of Health has directed that planned major surgeries which require patients to be put in the ICU should be suspended. The Ministry of Health has also called on private hospitals with specialised ICU wards to help.
Source: Daily Nation March 31, 2020 07:52 UTC