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A new list of Isolation centres published for Nairobi as the public hospital stretched.

The list of isolation and quarantine facilities within Nairobi County will be used for patients who seek help as it implements a raft of measures in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Health said there are 14 facilities in the city and will charge a minimum of Sh2,000 a day while some as higher as Sh5,200.

St George’s Girls High School in Nairobi has 2,070 available rooms and will cost an individual Sh2,000 a day.

Lenana School, Moi Forces Academy, Pangani Girls, Moi Girls High School and Kenyatta UniversityNairobi School, Kenya Institute of Special Education, Kenya Education Management Institute and The Kenya High School in Kileleshwa will charge the same Sh 2000 per day.

Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) in South C will offer facilities at Sh3,000 a day, Cooperative University in Karen will charge Sh5,200 a day with a capacity of 1,184 while the Kenya institute of Special Education (KISE) and JKUAT on Thika Road with a capacity of 600 each will charge Sh4,000.

Last week, Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) Director of Health Services Dr Josephine Mbae said the county had earmarked public institutions, among them nine public schools, for use as treatment centres as part of its contingency Covid-19 preparedness plan.

“We have set up schools where we can quarantine those who cannot quarantine within their home, we still want people to quarantine at their comfort zone but we urge people to be frank with us, if you cannot manage at home, tell us the truth,” Mbae said.

" NMS was in the process of increasing capacity at the Mbagathi Hospital and Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital in order to have additional beds in the wards and Intensive Care Unit, " she concluded.

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