Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital has suspended patient visitation with immediate effect due to the rising cases of COVID 19.
In a notice issued Wednesday, the hospital management stated, “Due to the increased instances of COVID-19, patient visitation will not be allowed from 24th March 2020 as a precautionary measure until further notice.”
While apologizing for any inconvenience caused, the hospital management said the move was necessary to curb any possible spread of the contagious disease adding that the hospital was committed to protecting its staff, patients and other clients.
Governors from the North Rift Region have also encouraged residents to reduce visiting or accompanying their sick or injured kin in hospital.
“If possible the sick should visit the hospitals by themselves and if patients must be accompanied, then only one person be allowed to do so,” said the county bosses in a press statement.
Last Tuesday the hospital restricted the number of people visiting the facility in an effort to contain the threat of spreading Coronavirus pandemic with MTRH CEO Dr. Wilson Aruasa announcing only one visitor will be allowed to visit a patient admitted at the hospital each visiting hour.
The hospital’s move to suspend patient visitation comes at a time when the County Assembly announced that seven out of 15 members of the County Assembly who returned to the country after an official trip to Dubai were on self-quarantined as required by government regulation.