Picture being taken on Sunday of unattended patient abandoned for three days since Friday at Ward four at Baringo County Referral Hospital in Kabarnet town. /JOSEPH KANGOGO

‘I better seek services in my house’ accident victim blames negligence in Baringo hospital

A victim of Boda boda accident is nursing wounds in his rental house in Kabarnet town after reading negligence at Baringo County Referral on Sunday.

25-year old youthful Aston Ng’etich said he was involved in road accident on his way back to town after spending the weekend at his rural home in Krumbopsoo in Baringo Central Sub-county.

“I decided to run back to my house so my wife could nurse me better than staying here in the hospital any longer” Ngetich told the media in his rental house in Kaptimobor estate today on Monday.

He said it was around 8pm after negotiating Zed-Zed corners their motorbike developed mechanical problem before hitting a guardrail. Ng’etich sustained bruises on his face and left knee.

Laxity

He said the boda boda rider Nelson Kangogo, 26, was totally unconscious when a good Samaritan rushed them in his vehicle to the nearby Baringo Referral hospital-Kabarnet.

Kangogo who sustained critical head and a waist injury was rushed immediately to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH)-Eldoret.

“After the nurses looked at me physically and saw me breathing and sound they neglected me at the outpatient and went around with their normal duties…without even handing me single pain killer” Ngetich said.

He said he then decided to board a boda boda outside the facility then rode back to his house so he can relax and be nursed by his wife.

The patient who now feels better termed the situation in the hospital serious, appealing to the county leadership headed by Governor Stanley Kiptis to look into it.

“I fail to understand if the hospital is struggling with shortage of staff or it is a kind of sabotage” He said.

Asked if he will still go back to seek medical checkup he said he doesn’t feel like going back there again unless he decides to attend a private facility.

“It is like doctors there don’t take interest on people who seem to have minor injuries and I don’t understand why” He said.

Furthermore a  12-year standard seven pupil from a primary school  in Barwessa ward, Baringo North Sub-county is yet to have his hand fracture fixed by the same hospital since last month.

“He was herding goats at home when he fell and rolled on a hilly-rocky place then he broke his left hand” his brother Diaz Kiplele said.

He said they have since made six frantic visits to the facility since then but every time they arrive they are being told the bone specialist was absent.

Their home is located over 200 kilometers away and now they had to rent a house in Kabarnet town hoping to be served anytime soon.

The hospital has hit the headlines since January this year for many bad reasonss ranging from hygiene, maternal-child deaths, staff boycott and missing bodies.

-Joseph Kangogo

Photo Credits: JOSEPH KANGOGO

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