Shalom Hospital On The Spot Again Over Death Of Baby

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Shalom Hospital in Athi River is on the spot again over the death on an eight month old baby.

The hospital which last month hit the headlines after a woman gave birth on the floor of the hospital allegedly administered an injection on the baby yesterday which led to his death.

Baby Ethan Muendo allegedly died two hours after the pain relief injection was administered by a nurse at the hospital

According to the baby’s mother Ms Juliana Mutheu, the boy’s left hand was slightly scalded by hot water from a dispenser on Saturday night.

“Since the burn was not serious, we decided to take him to Shalom Hospital on Sunday morning. He was given an injection to relieve pain. The nurse then washed and dressed the wound. We went home but the baby was weak,” said Ms Mutheu.

She said she tried to breastfeed the baby in vain before calling a nurse at the hospital.

The nurse told Ms Mutheu that the weakness could have been caused by the effects of the drugs.

She called a lab attendant in the same hospital who told her to take the child back to the hospital.

The baby was admitted at the Emergency Unit only to be told later that he had had passed away.

The baby’s father Mr Jonathan Muendo, a journalist with KBC, confronted the security guards after they locked the gate to prevent journalists from entering the hospital


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