Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe officially opened a coronavirus isolation centre at Nairobi’s Mbagathi hospital on Friday, as part of government measures on preparedness in combating the deadly virus.

The facility, originally earmarked for a maternity wing by Nairobi County, was equipped with beds, scanners and test kits in compliance with an executive order issued last week, when President Uhuru Kenyatta established the National Emergency Response Committee.

To step up preparedness the CS also announced a plan to establish an additional 300-bed capacity facility at the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital.

The facility boasts a wing with 120 beds, and the doctors have their names written on the gears for easy identification.

Coronavirus Isolation Center At Mbagathi Hospital

Hospital beds at a Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility. 

Coronavirus Isolation Center At Mbagathi Hospital

He said 1,100 workers have been trained and deployed at strategic points, adding that surveillance has been heightened in all entry points to ensure that the virus is

Coronavirus Isolation Center At Mbagathi Hospital

Medical practitioners at a Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital