Health ministry wants Ksh.1.8B to build coronavirus facility at Mbagathi

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The Ministry of Health has made a request for Ksh. 1.8billion from Treasury to set up a coronavirus facility at the Mbagathi Hospital.

According to PS Julius Muia, they have been receiving requests for emergency funding to set up the facility.

“With the outbreak of the coronavirus we have had the proposal to make available Ksh.1.8billion to airlift our students from China and put up a hospital on Mbagathi Way to quarantine them first,” Muia said.

Muia mentioned this while appearing before Parliament’s National Planning and Finance Committee on Thursday.

Part of the funding, if granted, is to be used to bring back the Kenyan students who are trapped in Wuhan, China.

The plan is to have the students isolated for the requisite 14-days under the close watch of Kenyan doctors.