Egerton University on Friday donated a coronavirus testing booth to the Nakuru Level Five Hospital, which will be used to protect medics as they test masses.
The booth can be used at border points, airports and bus terminus and other areas with many people without the risk of the medics getting infected.
Speaking during the presentation ceremony at the hospital the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rose Mwonya said the Booth was the creation of an Engineer at the University, Dr. George Owino, and commended him for the innovative solution.
“The university will continue playing its crucial role of seeking for solutions for the epidemic,’’ she stated.
Prof. Mwonya said the Booth will protect medics as they carry out mass testing as it is not known who is positive or negative and the medics could get infected in the course of duty..
Dr. Owino explained that the elongated special gloves from the booth ensures that, as a person was being tested there was no contact with the medic, since they are enclosed in a special glass.
He added that already Baringo and other counties have requested to be supplied with the booth.
The engineer added that the booth has the capacity of saving the country millions of shillings since it eliminates the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), which currently costs sh. 10,000 per set and can only be used once.
Receiving the donation the head of clinical services at the hospital, Dr. Joseph Keryo, said they were excited since the new innovation has the capacity of protecting medics.
By Veronica Bosibori