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Coronavirus; Medics, Patients Run for Their Lives After Man Exhibiting Symptoms Walk into Hospital

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Kakamega Hospital.Photo/Courtesy

Drama was witnessed at the Kakamega Teaching and Referral Hospital on Wednesday morning when medics and patients ran for their dear lives after a patient with coronavirus like symptoms was rushed to the facility. 

The health workers said that they were not prepared to deal with the menace as they had neither been trained or given protective gear. 

“I arrived at the hospital and was informed that a patient had been put in isolation for exhibiting coronavirus-like symptoms. Nurses fled from the wards because they do not have the required protective gears and no-one wants to risk their lives,” Mr Rensol Bunyala, Kenya National Union of Nurses said. 

By midday, the hospital was closed down following a management order with patients who came in later being asked to seek treatment elsewhere. 

Mr Bunyala further stated that it was worrying that Redcross also sent an ambulance with personnel who did not have protective gear to the casualty room and took the patient with them. 

He called upon the government to track down the duo and also test them since they were risking the lives of other people. 

This comes just minutes after the Kenyan Government confirmed three more cases of coronavirus. 

The first case was reported in the country on Friday last week. 

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