EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA: Happy ending for the hospital bed makers

April 2021 theStar; When Mungai Gathogo, 26, and Joseph Muhinja, 35, started making standard hospital beds in their workshop, they knew hospitals were stretched to capacity and were sure to buy a few pieces. They did not expect to sell a massive number all at once and certainly, they did …

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Kenya ‘runs out of ICU beds’ amid Covid surge

March 2021 BBC;Kenya has run out of ICU BEDS as the country deals with a surge in Covid-19 cases, the doctors’ union has said. Healthcare workers were among those admitted at various hospitals across the country, Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) said in a statement. Several doctors …

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Wealthy Kenyans set for early Covid-19 jab

March 2021 Businessdaily ;Kenya has opened talks with a global partnership under the World Health Organisation for local top private hospitals to buy the Covid-19 vaccines for wealthy Kenyans.  A senior official at the Ministry of Health told Business Daily that the State and Covax are in discussion to allow …

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BAT rejects Health ministry’s guide on nicotine pouches

March 2021 BusinessDaily; British American Tobacco (BAT) has lamented plans by Kenya’s Health ministry to classify its nicotine pouches as tobacco products regulated under the tobacco control law. The Health ministry in early February ruled the sale and distribution of BAT nicotine pouches, trading under Lyft brand, be done under …

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