Mumias Mission Hospital, Kenya: Challenging Situation Transformed

To avoid a situation of total exposure to the pandemic, members of the staff at the hospital had to “recycle the masks by washing in order to keep going under the circumstances,” he further shared.

Over time, Fr. Odhiambo narrated, the stock of PPEs was eventually depleted and “we started buying them.”

“The impact was that this cost was to be passed over to the client; this made the care of a patient very expensive,” he said about the challenges the Catholic health facility he oversees had to grapple with, and added, “The cost of isolation was also expensive and most patients could not afford.”

Source: ACIAfrica

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