A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at the Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
A video surfaced showing a man who dropped dead after driving himself to a local health facility.
The video that was shared on Tuesday, July 7 showed medical officers dressed in hazmat suits putting the man’s body in a white body bag.
According to eyewitness reports from Juja, the man had driven himself in a red car and showed signs of breathlessness.
Medical practitioners in protective gear at the Coronavirus Isolation facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
Despite the threat of a potential Covid-19 fatality, locals started gathering to watch the medics collect the body and disinfect the scene.
Police officers from Juja Sub-county dispersed the crowd as the health officials drove away.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during his Covid-19 update on Tuesday, July 7, stated that Covid-19 cases would be handled in the counties in which they are discovered and reiterated the need for counties to be well prepared.
He called upon Kenyans to ensure they keep their respective county governments accountable.
“You should be harassing your governments to make sure that they have facilities to take care of you when you get sick,” he stated.
Most of the cases in Kenya are mild and can be treated using the Ministry of Healths’ home care protocols.
As of July 7, 2020, over 600 Covid-19 patients had been released into home-based care to create more resources for critical patients.
The adoption of home-based care is aimed at relieving pressure on the country’s medical system as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise exponentially.
The guidelines, released on June 21, advise that patients should not share space with others, and should be in an environment where access to food is guaranteed, personal protective equipment is available.