Shock as Nakuru nurses cite lack of PPEs

Nakuru county government is once again on spot following complaints from Nurses over lack of PPEs.

The nurses in Nakuru Level five hospital have appealed to the National and County government to equip them with enough PPEs and fumigation of the facility saying that the deadly pandemic has frustrated their services.

They say they are in a dilemma on how they will handle the Covid-19 patients who are now mixed in different medical wards

Through Kenya Progressive nurses Association Treasurer Caroline Adwera, the nurses say that the facility has only 28 isolation beds which are already full to capacity making the facility to distribute the covid-19 patients in other wards thereby mixing them with other patients making it difficult to even contact trace.

“We cannot say we are fighting COVID-19 yet the frontline healthcare workers lack PPEs” she said.

The nurses are now appealing to Nakuru County Government to add extra isolation beds.

They also want training to the health care workers.

“Our lives have been subjected into great risk” she said.

This come barely days after 22 tested positive of COVID-19 with their contacts remaining unquarantined.

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