Council of Governors have today said that the Ministry of Health has granted authority for renewal of contracts of all healthcare workers who were engaged in the management of Covid-19 across the 47 Counties.
In a statement today, Health Committee chairman Anyang’ Nyong’o said that the Ministry is working closely with County Governments to ensure that healthcare workers who terminated their contracts are replaced immediately to ensure that service delivery is not affected.
“The two levels of Government are in discussion to see if the contracts of the health workers still in service can be extended for one year,” he said.
The contracts have been renewed for another six months commencing April to September, 2021.
He also said that the counties have 6,159 isolation slots, 259 ICU and 104 HDU beds.
“We have freed the spaces including having 42 oxygen plants which are now functional. Cumulatively in 47 Counties, there are 58 oxygen plants out of which the 42 are functional,” he said.
According to Nyong’o a total of 2,828 oxygen cylinders and 730 concentrators are available.
Further, he said that there are 3,601 isolation beds connected to oxygen across the 47 Counties.
He added that in 41 Counties, a total of 395, 096 doses have been received out of which 341, 520 doses have been administered as follows; Healthcare workers – 70,883, Security – 120,975, Teachers – 33,759 and the Others – 115,903.