Senate demands Mama Lucy CCTV footage as Maureen’s death probe intensifies.
Senate demands Mama Lucy CCTV footage; Maureen died while giving birth to twins at Mama Lucy hospital in Nairobi.
According to health workers at Mama Lucy, they are not to blame, the referral system has failed the emergency cases to the hospital.
The hospital also reported that she lost alot of blood after delivering twins at the hospital.
The senate health committee led by Jackson Mandago, has now demanded provision of CCTV footage.
The Committee also wants the health facility to make plans for a parade identification of the medics who were treating the late Maureen Onyango.
This comes after Maureen’s husband, Robert Omondi, accused the nurses and other medical staff who attended to her wife of negligence and slow action to help his wife.
Mandago stated,”The hospital should produce the CCTV footage covering the time the patient arrived at the facility to the time she left for Kiambu Level 5 hospital where she was referred to.”
However, Mama lucy management, informed the committee that after the operation, the patient remained in the theatre for monitoring.
Dr. Omondi explained that the patient arrived at 10.45 pm on September 5 and was taken to the theatre at 2 am where she was operated on and delivered at 6 am.
She then remained there for observation until 10 am when she was now stable and could be transferred to the normal wards.
Omondi said,”There is no way the husband saw the patient at 8 am as she was still in the theatre. He must have noticed the bleeding at 1 pm when he visited because that was the visiting time.”
“No nurse can tell a relative to attend to a patient. Those are just allegations.”
Dr. Omondi further said that it is normal for a patient to wait for 6 hours since they were monitoring her Blood pressure.
He said,”It is a normal thing to wait for six hours or even more. We could not have conducted any operation on her when her blood pressure was still high.”
Nairobi county governor has stated,”established a task force to look into the problems bedevilling the sector. Solving the issues will not need a knee-jerk reaction but grounded interventions.”