Woman who gave birth on hospital floor defends nurses against negligence claims

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The woman who gave birth on the floor at Shalom Community Hospital in Athi River, Machakos County has now come out to defend the nurses over the incident.

The woman who was interviewed by Citizen TV claims that the incident has been misinterpreted by the public and that it is not what it was reported to be.

She says that there was no any wrongdoing by the nurses and that there was no way the nurses would have helped her as her baby arrived just immediately after she arrived at the hospital.

She now wants the hospital officials including the nurse to be released and instead the person who took the video of the incident to be arrested.

According to her, the man offended her and now says there was no wrongdoing or negligence by the nurses or hospital management.

In a surprising turn of events, the woman, who spoke to Citizen TV on condition of anonymity on Monday, is ironically blaming the man who recorded the incident, which has so far led to the arrest of the hospital’s administrator and a nurse.

Despite the outpouring of sympathy for the woman and massive calls for action against the nurses believed to have neglected her, she says the three should be released and instead action be taken against the man thought to have been fighting for her rights.

“Haikukua vile mliskia huko nje… Ilikua dakika ya mwisho na hakuna kuzuia sasa nlifika hivi na hakukua otherwise. Vile nilifika hivi kwa hospitali, mtoto akatoka. So hakuna mwenye alinibeba vibaya hakuna mwenye alikua amelegea. Sasa mimi nasema mwenye ameshikwa aachiliwe. Hakuna mwenye ako na makosa. 

Loosely translated: “The case is different from what has been reported. I arrived at the hospital at the last minute while in labour. There was nothing much that could be done. There was no negligence at all. I would like those who have been arrested to be released. None of them did wrong.”

She added: “Kwanza mwenye alichukua hiyo video ndio anafaa kushtakiwa nilikua nadhani ni dakatari. Amenikosea sana… (The one who recorded the video is the one who should face legal action. I even thought he was a doctor. He has really offended me.”

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