Karen Hospital Asks Media Houses To Stop Publishing Negligence Claims On Papa Shirandula
The Karen Hospital has asked media houses to stop running and publishing reports of negligence claims at the hospital that led to the death of comedian Charles Bukeko popularly known as Papa Shirandula.
In a statement signed by The Karen Hospital Chief Executive Officer Julliet Nyaga, the allegations of negligence are unsubstantiated.
Nyaga says that the negligence reports do not represent the facts that happened at the hospital and are ignorant.
“Our attention has been drwan to the live online and print media coverage where statements of allegations of nelgligence by The Karen Hospital have been broadcasted and promoted by media houses with absolute ignorance to validate or confirm facts with the Hospital or circumstances for the occurence,” said Nyaga in the statement.
Yesterday during Shirandula’s burial, the comedian’s wife claimed that her husband died on the seat of his car at the hospital.
“He was not even admitted, he passed on seated on the seat of his car, i went and asked the doctor how many tests did you carry out? The doctor told me only one. I asked why? They were meant to be three, why do you concentrate only on one?” said Mrs. Shirandula.
Mrs. Shirandula said the other two tests of pneumnia and malaria that they suspected Shirandula had were not ucarried out.
Shirandula died of Covid-19 on Saturday.
He was buried at his home in Funyula, Busia County.