Mbagathi hospital denies negligence as Sonko issues sack threats


Mbagathi Hospital has come out to defend itself against claims of staff negligence after a child died at the facility.
The facility absolved itself from any wrongdoing, saying the death occurred before the child could be admitted.
“The case in question occurred before the child was admitted at the facility. We cannot take the blame for that.”
The hospital was however quick to admit delay and lapse occasioned by shift changes that saw many passengers wait for longer hours before being attended to.
The delays saw patients left stranded before they were later attended to later,” said county health executive Mohammed Dagane.
The hospital was reacting to Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko who had threatened to sack staff at the facility after the death of the child and the delays were reported to him.
“I texted you because we had an emergency/referral from Korogocho and rushed here at around 7.23 pm sadly there were no doctors for the Night shifts including the records people and we were told to wait until 8.30 pm to get help yet it was an emergency,” read the message.
“Another child was rushed in after swallowing paraffin lost her life while waiting for someone to attend to her,” the message read in part.
The governor in his reply threatened to sack staff at the facility over negligence.
“This the Kind of NONSENSE I don’t like and if I take action utasikia tu wakikimbilia media ati napenda kufuta watu kazi. Nimewapangia raundi hii,” Sonko responded on his Twitter account.


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