In Summary
  • Health workers at the Coast Provincial General Hospital have to attend to an overwhelming number of patients.
  • Striking nurses in Mombasa have condemned some of their colleagues who have resumed duties.
  • Mombasa Catholic Archbishop Martin Kivuva urged striking nurses to resume duties and help suffering patients.

People in need of medical services in Taita Taveta and Kwale counties are now trooping to Tanzania seeking for treatment after medical services in most public hospitals at the Coast remain grounded.

The hospitals are not operating due to the ongoing nationwide nurse’s strike which has left most health services paralysed.

Dominic Ashili, 72, who is suffering from gangrene diabetic foot was forced to travel to Tanzania where his leg was amputated after the disease took toll on him.

“The amputation was done in Moshi Hospital. He used to go to Mwatate Sub-County Hospital but when nurses boycotted duties his health deteriorated.

“We decided to rush him to Tanzania for treatment. He could have died hadn’t we rushed him to Moshi where he is recuperating,” said his son, Peter Mwamburi.

Mr Mwamburi, a health worker, said many Kenyans are receiving treatment in Tanzania due to the health crisis.

COAST GENERAL HOSPITAL

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