Residents of Kiambu County are set to get a new Covid-19 isolation facility with 104 beds by September. Kiambu (Kiambu Covid-19 Emergency Fund) has partnered with Mabati Rolling Mills to fund the construction of the Sh25 million unit in Tigoni.
“We have some of the best technology in pre-engineered steel buildings which allows us to deliver the isolation unit within tight timelines and at the best quality and value,” MRM CEO Andrew Heycott said.
Mr. Heycott said the pre-engineered steel technology allows for the fabrication of the building offsite, meaning it will be quick to assemble on site hence reducing the construction time by 50%.
Mabati Rolling Mills Limited is the largest company within the Safal Group.
Kiambu Governor James Nyoro thanked Safal Group (the parent company owning Mabati Rolling Mills) for the contribution noting that it is timely since Kiambu is registering increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases.
“Kiambu’s proximity to Nairobi, the epicentre of Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya, means that we continue to receive patients from Nairobi and this is putting a strain on the capacity of our health facilities,” Nyoro said.
Dr. Nyoro also said that the expansion of the Covid-19 Centre in Tigoni will enable other health facilities to handle other patients.