Shalom Hospital under investigation after patient was left to give birth on the floor

Government agencies are investigating a suspected case of negligence at Shalom Hospital in Athi River, Machakos County where a woman was left to give birth on the floor as nurses allegedly watched.

Top Health officials from the Machakos County Government were dispatched to the facility Monday morning to seek more information on the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Officials from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board and Nurses Union also visited the facility.

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 but the officials did not bother to attend to her.

Meanwhile, three bodies of the Kenyans who died in an accident in Arusha, Tanzania have been airlifted to Kenya for burial.

Four Kenyans were involved in the accident that happened in a race but three died. Police said one woman and two men including a nephew to Kirinyaga woman rep Purity Ngirici died in the accident.

The nephew has been identified as Robin Kiambuthi, 21. The other victims are yet to be identified but the families have been notified. The victims were involved in a road race when the cars were involved in a crash in Oldonyosambu area, Arusha.

Source: Cyrus Ombati

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