25 Oct How many ICU Beds do we have in Kenya?
Over the last couple days, (well, mostly yesterday) I took up the effort of trying to find out just how many ICU Beds we have in Kenya. The findings so far were discouraging:
- Kenyatta National Hospital (top referral hospital in East Africa) – 21 ICU Beds (edit: Just received word that KNH has converted 15 beds in Accident and Emergency into ICU beds, bringing total to 36)
- Kisumu Referral Hospital – 8 working ones, 6 under construction
- Moi Teaching and referral Hospital – 6 ICU Beds
- Coast General Hospital – 8 ICU Beds
- Machakos Level 5 Hospital – 3 ICU Beds
- Kijabe AIC hospital – 5 ICU Beds
- Kilifi Under construction – 20 ICU Bed facility
- Salgaa – World Bank Project – 5 ICU Bed Facility under construction
- Edit: Nyeri Hospital – 8 ICU Beds
Current Total: 74
Currently Under construction: 31
This report, shared by @sokoanalyst, painted a dismal picture of the situation – Read the blogpost. I also became aware if this ehealth portal by the ministry of information.
For a country of 40 Million people, we have reason to be very worried. I am curious about how much an Intensive Care Unit costs.
Do you know of any other ICU beds in Kenyan public hospitals. Reply here or tweet me @alkags