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Nyeri County Receives 14 Ventilators From USAID

Governor Mutahi Kahiga this morning received a consignment of 14 portable ventilators from USAID team led by the Country Coordinator Dr. Andrew Thaiyah and Peter Waithaka.


This is part of an ongoing national program whereby USAID has donated 200 ventilators to Kenya to aid in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.


10 of the ventilators have been donated to the County Government of Nyeri hospitals while four have been designated to Kenyatta National Hospital-Othaya Annex.


In addition, USAID has trained over 15 health personnel including biomedical engineers and critical care workers on usage and maintenance of the ventilators.


Governor Kahiga thanked the USAID team for the machines will complement the existing 19 ventilators within the county and will be transparently used for their intended purpose.


The County Government of Nyeri is currently implementing a 125 million project of setting up oxygen plants at Mt. Kenya and Karatina Hospital to ensure there is a steady supply of piped oxygen within the facilities.


Peter Waithaka from USAID noted that the ventilators have a one year warranty and that USAID will help in installing and maintaining of the equipment.


Kahiga urged the people of Nyeri to observe MOH protocols in order to curb the transmission of Coronavirus in light of Christmas festivities

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County Government of Nyeri Kenya Mutahi Kahiga Peter Waithaka USAID


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