KNH on spot over death of child with garden fork lodged in skull
Kenyatta National Hospital is on the spot following the death of a two-year-old boy with a garden fork lodged in his skull.
The hospital had already begun getting backlash on social media after a relative complained of delayed medical services for the boy, who still had the fork in his head hours after arrival at the facility.
Even so, the KNH marketing team defended the delays in surgical treatment over what they said was over-bleeding.
“The patient had lost a lot of blood and as a result, the clotting process was not occurring as expected, thereby, delaying the surgical procedure as this would have been dangerous to the patient,” the KNH team said.
“The patient has since been stabilized and is currently undergoing a delicate operation in KNH theatres.”
The boy died on Tuesday evening while undergoing surgery.
Kenyans have now taken to Twitter to express displeasure with the hospital. Many questioned whether the delay in surgery could have caused the child’s death.
The hospital is yet to release a follow up statement on the matter.
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