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Covid-19: Home care floated for asymptomatic patients

The government is seemingly overwhelmed by the increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in the country.

This was made clear Thursday when Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said hospitals will be discharging Covid-19 patients to go and recuperate at home hence passing the battle to individuals.

Mr Kagwe said isolation facilities are full and since 80 per cent of the patients in various hospitals are asymptomatic, they may be managed from home.

What this means is that many people who are in various isolation facilities will be released to be taken care of at home.

“If this is implemented, it would free our health facilities from congestion. We’re looking into developing home-based and community care, provided that it’s in accordance with World Health Organisation protocols, which we’re currently reviewing and domesticating in line with our situation,” Mr Kagwe said.

Already, the designated national Covid-19 hospitals are overflowing with both ailing and asymptomatic patients.

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