admin_county May 16, 2021

County pipes Langalanga Level 4 Hospital with Oxygen in COVID-19 preparedness measure

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised global oxygen demand and made the delivery of Oxygen supplies more urgent.

Last month, thousands in India, a world leader in healthcare, lost the battle against COVID-19 due to shortages of Oxygen.

The ‘deadly’ Indian variant has been detected in Kisumu and neighbouring Uganda, putting Nakuru County at high risk.

To this effect, the County Government of Nakuru has made a conscious decision to upgrade its Oxygen production capacity.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui has said his administration would be ramping up oxygen production to over 2,000 metric tonnes per day.

His administration is also scaling up and accelerating the roll-out of oxygen and other accessories in all major hospitals.

The County has already invited qualified, interested and eligible bidders for Oxygen piping at the Langalanga sub-County Hospital.

This means each bed at the Langalanga COVID-19 Isolation and Treatment Center will have Oxygen taps on the wall and a steady Oxygen supply.

Governor Lee’s administration has set aside 32 per cent of this financial year’s County budget towards improving healthcare services.

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