Aga Khan Hospital warns staff of rising Covid-19 cases

In an internal memorandum dated 7th October, 2020 released by the Infection Control Committee to all Aga Khan Hospital staff in Mombasa, Dr Irfan Samjii noted an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country over the last few days.

“Recent cases have been reported to have subtler symptoms such as altered sense of smell and/or taste, sometimes in the absence of obvious flu-like symptoms,” Dr Irfan stated.

The Infection Control Committee reminded all staff to continue exercising utmost vigilance at all times by wearing a mask whenever at work and maintaining social distance in social places at all times.

During their meetings, the staff have been advices to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres. Dr Irfan also stated that ventilation is very important so all windows should be kept open.

“For those teams using disposable PPE, please ensure you remove your PPE before joining any meetings held within non-clinical spaces such as the Executive Boardroom.”

With safety in mind, the Infection Control Committee recommended temporary suspension of all meal-serving during various meetings in order to prevent any breach in the use of face masks and physical distancing guidelines.

“Should you feel unwell, or if you feel like you have been exposed to a Covid-19 patient, kindy reach out to the Infection Control Team.”

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