Kenyan doctor Adisa Lugaliki dies of Covid-19
By Vincent Kejitan
| July 10th 2020
Doctors around the country are mourning the death of Dr
Adisa Lugaliki who succumbed to Covid-19.
The news was shared by Dr Mercy Korir who described the
deceased as a hardworking doctor who still had so much to offer.
“We have lost one of our own as a doctors’ fraternity to Covid-19.
A young doctor with so much to offer,” tweeted Dr Korir.
The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists
Union also sent a condolence message to the family of Dr Lugaliki, who served
as an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at The Nairobi South Hospital.
“We have lost a hard-working obstetrician/gynecologist, a mother,
a friend and a colleague to the devastating effects of Covid-19.
“Our condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Doreen
Lugaliki,” wrote KMPDU.
Online, many recalled their interactions with the deceased
and lauded her for her professionalism and dedication to the medical
Despite the risks involved, health workers have continued to
give their all in the fight against Coronavirus, constantly asking the
government to provide enough PPEs as they discharge their duties.
On Thursday, the Ministry of Health announced 447 new
COVID-19 cases after testing 3,803 samples bringing the national tally to
This is the
largest number of confirmed cases in a day since the first case was reported in
in Mombasa County, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said a total of 64 patients were
discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,657.
Four more people also succumbed to the disease bringing the
death toll to 173.
since the cessation of movement was lifted three days ago, the government has
been focusing on county preparedness to fight the curb of COVID-19.
He urged county governors who had not reached the maximum of 300 beds as proposed by the Ministry of health to do so.
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