Nurse in Shalom Hospital saga freed on Ksh 50k cash bail

By Fay Ngina | Wednesday, Apr 24th 2019 at 10:00
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Nurse at Shalom Hospital in Athi River was on Tuesday 23 April freed on Ksh 50,000 cash bail after she denied charges in the scandal that took place over the Easter weekend.

Thomas Ndolo, the hospital administrator, will, however, remain in custody for three more days as police continue to probe the incident. The case will be mentioned on 29 April 2019.

The nurse, Edna Nyarangi, was accused of being ‘unprofessional’ after a video of a woman giving birth on the floor at the reception of the hospital went viral.

The video which was recorded by a man who had taken his wife to the hospital showed how the woman gave birth while the nurses were taking tea.

During their visit to the hospital, officials from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board and Nurses Council said there were issues of negligence and the hospital had been given 30 days to comply.

“It is our findings as a team that there were issues of negligence within the institution and how the patient was treated.

“The hospital is strongly reprimanded for the incident, that happened. In addition, the audit will make recommendations for which the hospital will be given 30 days to comply failure to which the board will be forced to withdraw its license,” said Dr. Nelly Bosire.

In a different twist, the pregnant woman the nurses did not neglect her since she gave birth immediately after she arrived at the hospital.

She went ahead and said that the man who recorded the video should be arrested as his actions ‘really offended her.’

“Haikukua vile mliskia huko nje… Ilikua dakika ya mwisho na hakuna kuzuia sasa nlifika hivi na hakukua otherwise. Vile nilifika hivi kwa hospitali, mtoto akatoka. So hakuna mwenye alinibeba vibaya hakuna mwenye alikua amelegea. Sasa mimi nasema mwenye ameshikwa aachiliwe. Hakuna mwenye ako na makossa,” she was quoted by Citizen TV.

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