Fresh details have revealed that the government might be forced to stop the AstraZeneca vaccination exercise or slow down due to the constraint in the supply of the doses to the country.
According to Citizen TV, "Sources in the Ministry of Health told Citizen TV that Kenya may be forced to stop or slow down the ongoing vaccination programme if supply constraint in India persists.
Also it has been noted that there is a shortage of Tocilizumab a Covid-19 drug needed by seriously ill patients.The drug increases chances of survival and reduces the need for mechanical ventilation for critically ill Corona virus patients.
The shortage has come at a very critical period since the numbers of infected people are increasing on a daily basis.
Unavailability of the drug makes ICUs and ventilators the only option for these patients yet they are also not enough. Nairobi hospitals' intensive care units are full and most of the patients are in need of oxygen.
Whereas some counties have been closed as a way of controlling the spread of corona disease, many Kenyans are seemingly relaxed because their counties were not affected and think Covid-19 won't affect them.
Recently, Governor Kiraitu Murungi (Meru) and former Nairobi governor, Dr Evans Kidero, contracted corona even after being vaccinated.
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