The County Government of Mombasa in partnership with the Technical University of Mombasa has opened up a second treatment centre to supplement the 160 capacity treatment centre at the Coast General Provincial Hospital. The treatment centre will accommodate up to 500 mild to moderate cases of COVID-19. The university has converted its five-floor engineering department into the COVID-19 facility. A committee of doctors from the private and public sectors had been formed to deliberate on the plan.
“Today we unveiled The Mombasa County COVID-19 Treatment Centre domiciled at the Technical University of Mombasa. This facility is an exemplary show of a strong partnership between the County Government of Mombasa and the private sector.
The centre will be handling mild and moderate Covid19 cases while the critical cases will be handled at the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital. We also launched four ambulances with critical care capacity that will be dedicated to the transfer of Covid19 patients. Only wish to thank everyone and every organization that participated in the success of this noble initiative.” JOHO
Governor Joho’s administration has also set aside Ksh 200 million Emergency Household Relief and Nutrition Support Project as part of the Mombasa Economic Stimulus Programme that will ensure residents are adequately taken care of in case of a lockdown. Since then, the county has been able to collect relief food worth over Ksh 16 million from several businesses, with donations ranging from food items to sanitizers and other products. Joho has also in the last week unveiled over 18 ventilators donated by the leader of Dubai, Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed Al-Falas, earning praise.