investigations into an alleged case of negligence at Shalom Hospital in Athi River, Machakos County has commenced.This is after a video recoded on a cell phone which has since gone viral shows a woman left to give birth at the facility’s reception area as nurses watched and enjoyed their tea
Senior Health Officials from the Machakos County Government were dispatched to the facility Monday morning to seek more findings on the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Officials from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board and Nurses Union also made their way to the hospital.
“Officials from my Government and the Kenya Medical Board & Nursing board will this morning visit the privately owned & managed Shalom Hospital in Athi River. We will not allow patients in any facility – Govt or otherwise – in my region, to be treated inhumanely. Watajua Hawajui,” said Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua on Monday.
The incident was exposed over the Easter weekend in a video recorded by a man who had taken his wife to the hospital.
According to the man, a woman in labour was brought into the hospital on a wheelchair and three nurses who were at the facility were notified that it was an emergency case.