Protests In Kenya’s Nanyuki Town In Solidarity With A Family That Lost Kin Through Hospital’s Negligence

Nanyuki residents took to the street on Thursday protesting against the pre-mature death of a 58-year-old woman at Nanyuki Teaching and Referrals Hospital.

Nanyuki is a town located in the Northwest of Mt. Kenya.

Halima Hassan died at the hospital’s waiting bay on Monday as nurses in the facility were holding a birthday party for their colleague.

The deceased was admitted to the hospital by his daughter Sophia Hassan on the fateful day. She has a problem associated with high blood pressure.

Sophia told the media that the nurses told them to wait for five minutes, only to take thirty minutes.

She claimed her mother died on her hands while waiting for the nurses to complete their party.

The irate protesters decried of shortage of specialist doctors at the facility claiming anytime a patient is admitted to the hospital, there is fear that he may not get back alive.

The area Governor Ndiritu Muriithi said an investigation had been launched, and they will issue a statement once the investigation is complete.

A 24-year-old Jane Njoki had also died in the hospital due to excessive blooding after giving birth.

Njoki’s family alleged that their daughter seriously needed blood which seven individuals volunteered to donate. Still, the health officials failed to carry out blood transfusion since it was a public holiday.

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