A nurse in Meru was last week forced to improvise personal protective equipment (PPE) from a plastic garbage bag before he attended to a patient suspected of suffering from Covid-19.
Sources, who sought anonymity due to sensitivity of the matter, said the nurse resorted to use a plastic bag because there were no proper PPEs available at the hospital.
Health chief officer Kanana Kimonye said she had seen the photos but could not verify whether the incident happened in Meru.
The welfare of health workers in Meru is likely to improve after the county government received a consignment of medical supplies from Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa) on Wednesday.
Last week, Kenya National Union of Nurses (Knun) Meru branch, in a letter to the county government, protested that its members have been left vulnerable and demotivated despite being in the frontline fighting Covid-19.