Drunk nurse who was filmed in labour ward suspended

By Vincent Kejitan | Tuesday, May 7th 2019 at 09:28
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A nurse who was filmed drunk in a labour ward at Garsen Health Center in Tana River County has been suspended.

In a video that did rounds on social media, the male nurse is seen struggling to get up from the floor as his colleagues order him to leave the room.

He then removes one of his latex gloves and gets up before falling back to the floor.

Tana River Health CEC Mwanajuma Hiribae apologized over the incident and confirmed that the nurse was kicked out on the same day.

Speaking at Hola District Hospital, Hiribae sounded a warning to medical personnel with similar behavior noting that such levels of negligence will not be tolerated.

Elsewhere, Shalom Hospital in Machakos County is in trouble once again after fresh accusations against its management emerged, this time from local journalists.

Journalists based in Machakos County stormed the hospital on Monday morning and demanded a probe on its operations, following rampant cases of unexplained deaths and poor handling of patients in the facilities.

In the latest episode, a KBC correspondent, Jonathan Mutiso lost his seven-month-old son, Ethan Muendo on Sunday morning while undergoing treatment.

A prescription obtained from the hospital indicates the baby was injected with morphine. Mr Mutiso said a postmortem examination will be done to establish the cause of the boy’s death.

The journalists stormed the hospital demanding to be addressed by Dr George Onyango who is associated with the hospital but was not available. He later emerged after the arrival of Kenya Medical and Dentists Practitioners Board CEO Daniel Yumbya where they held a closed door meeting.

Just two weeks ago, Governor Alfred Mutua called for a probe at the hospital's Athi River branch after a video went viral of an expectant mother giving birth at the facility's reception as nurses watched.

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