Man wants hospital to produce his missing wife

By Brian Kisanji | Saturday, Aug 25th 2018 at 13:38
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Walutsachi  says he was looking for money to pay the hospital bills when his wife and child were discharged without his knowledge and approval. [Courtesy]

A man in Mumias has gone to court to have a mission hospital to produce his wife who was admitted at the facility last year but went missing with their new born baby.

Slanus Manuel Walutsachi wants St Mary's Mission Hospital in Mumias to explain how her wife, Nanzala Mwanaisha, was discharged and where they went.

The man told the court that on October 19, 2017 he admitted his wife under the admission number 46854 when she was in labour and a baby boy was delivered later that day.

But the plaintiff now argues that they both mysteriously went missing two days later and to date they cannot be traced.

The court heard that while Walutsachi was looking for money by updating his NHIF card he was not aware that his wife and child had being discharged.

The hospital produced to him the discharge forms of the wife and birth notification of the new baby.
The man later went to the police and lodged a missing person report.

He argues that the hospital failed to keep proper records of its patients and had employed unqualified staff.

He also demands to be told how a woman he admitted was discharged to a total stranger.

Walutsachi accuses the hospital management of colluding with a stranger to have his baby taken.

In his suit, he wants the hospital to be compelled to produce the two and compensate him for his recovery and general damages for negligence.

Senior Resident Magistrate Maureen Shimenga on Friday adjourned the case to November 12, 2018 to allow the defendant time to reply.

 

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