NAIROBI – The Kenya National Nurses Association has demanded that protective equipment for health workers dealing with coronavirus patients is fixed before it is distributed.
Alfred Obengo, the Association chairman, who visited a factory where protective gear is being made tweeted that he saw “some gaps” that he ordered be rectified by Friday:
According to BBC, Kenyan nurses have been asking for more pay and protective gear for those handling coronavirus patients.
Some county governors promised special allowances for the health workers.
On Tuesday, April 14, eight more people tested positive of the coronavirus bringing the total number to 216 in the country.
Kenya’s Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi said that the government will roll out mass testing with 12,000 testing kits being deployed in phase one.
So far Kenya has 216 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 41 recoveries and 9 deaths just a month after the first case was reported in the country.