Panic grips the entire Pumwani Maternity Hospital as 22 health officials were confirmed to have tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday 13 July.
Speaking on Monday 13 July during the daily Covid-19 public briefing, the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, asserted suspicions regarding a possible outbreak at the health facility.
“One of the crucial aspects in the management of Covid-19 is contact tracing. Initially, we were using telephone calls and now we have web tracing which is much more effective,” Kagwe announced.
The Health CS further disclosed that the 22 health workers were identified following a mass testing exercise that was carried out at the hospital and they were placed under isolation immediately.
In a video that surfaced online Kenya National Union of Nurses Nairobi County Chair Boaz Onchari claimed that 15 of the nurses who had tested positive for Covid-19 at Pumwani Maternity Hospital were asymptomatic.