The management of St. Mary’s Mumias Mission Hospital, one of the health facilities of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Kakamega, last week sent home 40 employees in one of the toughest decisions the hospital has been forced to make as COVID-19 continues to plunge the world in deep uncertainty.
It was the only way to survive amid dwindling revenues at the hospital, according to Fr. Columban Odhiambo, the Administrator of the Mission hospital, who spoke to ACI Africa on Wednesday, June 3.
Fr. Columban said the hospital has been trying to sustain hundreds of staff on meager resources after patients started avoiding hospitals out of misconceived fear of getting infected with the coronavirus disease.