A patient has died in Baringo referral hospital, Baringo County and scores others discharged to seek medical attention elsewhere following the ongoing nurses strike that entered day two today. The middle aged woman who was suffering from asthmatic complications succumbed at 3 pm after waiting to be treated since yesterday night when she developed breathing
A patient has died in Baringo referral hospital, Baringo County and scores others discharged to seek medical attention elsewhere following the ongoing nurses strike that entered day two today.
The middle aged woman who was suffering from asthmatic complications succumbed at 3 pm after waiting to be treated since yesterday night when she developed breathing difficulties.
According to Mrs. Evalyne Kolem who is also ailing in the same hospital was waiting for the nurses to resume services revealed that the woman lost her life because no medic was there to attend to her.
“The deceased was lying in this bed next to me started breathing problems since last night but no medic was around to treat her . She suffered the whole night as we watched but unfortunately she died this afternoon ,”said Kolem who was pondering for next move as other patients were being discharged.
“It is sad the we have to go through this pain with no one to attend to us .We don’t know what might befall us ,”added Mrs. Kolem.
Another patient Mrs. Lilian Rono who was packing her luggage ready to go home told Rift News that she has decided to go home as she waits the nurses to resume services.
“We have been discharged by the hospital to seek medication elsewhere so I have decided to go home and wait for them to come back. I can’t get money to get treated in a private hospital. God will heal us,” said Mrs. Rono.
Patients interviewed urged the government to agree with nurses to avert more loss of life and suffering witnessed countrywide.
The Kenya National Nurses Union (KNNU) Nakuru branch general secretary Syprine Odera said the strike is still on, till they receive communication from national union representatives.
“Nurses are ready to report back at their works stations, but only after the CBA is signed, and the strike cancelled from national union leaders,” said Odera.
Medical services in hospitals and health centers will be paralyzed beginning Wednesday as nearly 400 nurses in Bomet are set to join the nationwide strike.
Kenya National Union of Nurses Bomet branch Secretary Bernard Cheruiyot said all its members will boycott duty to demand implementation of an agreement with the county government of Bomet and the Collective bargaining agreement with the national government.
In Baringo, nurses downed their tools for the second day holding demonstration in Kabarnet town saying that they won’t return to work till the government pays them.