This is what happened to the rest of lung patient’s funds
Lung patient Gladys Kamande finally received half of the donation balance with the other half donated to other needy cases.
The patient, whose accusations to her account signatories went viral last month, will now have Sh2million for the remaining check-ups while the other Sh2 million was used to clear balance for some children at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
The decision was arrived at last week in a meeting attended by Ms Kamande, her mother, her daughter, Ndungu Nyoro the funds drive manager and John Kibue who was a signatory of the account.
“The members in attendance scrutinized all documents tabled and agreed we can now close the chapter. Of the verified Bank statement, the available Balance was Kshs 4.3M. The hospital bill plus Gladys’ cash for local use summed up to Kshs. 300,000 leaving a balance of Kshs. 4M,” wrote Mr Nyoro.
“Members indicated to the family that majority of Kenyans were not comfortable with entire amount being given out to them for comfort yet many Kenyans are stuck in hospitals for lack of funds to facilitate basic treatment.
“At the request of Gladys Kamande’s mum, those in attendance agreed to transfer Kshs 2M to Gladys Kamande for her future hospital travels and the balance of Kshs. 2M be retained to assist other Kenyans in need of medical intervention,” wrote Mr Nyoro.
“The three signatories; Ms Kamande’s mother, Mr Nyoro nand Mr Kibue met in the presence of the patient, her daughter and her lawyer and transferred the Sh2 million to her personal account.
“The three signatories closed GLADYS KAMANDE MEDICAL ACCOUNT and the balance of Kshs 2,005,644 transferred to a joint account that will be run by mercy ministry for assisting in paying medical bills,” he added.
The next day the members of the Mercy Ministry met at the Kenyatta National Hospital to identify needy medical cases.
“Top in our minds was helping clear bills for a number of patients who were discharged weeks or months back but have not been able to for lack of funds. With the help of Social workers and KNH Public Relations department we moved from one ward to another vetting the possible beneficiaries. After an exhaustive exercise we narrowed down to 12 beneficiaries,” wrote Mr Nyoro.
The 12 babies whose bills totaled to Sh 686,514 had their bills cleared and they were cleared to leave the referral hospital.
“Of the remaining cash we intend to support few more needy cases that require specialized treatment,” Nyoro added saying he will account for the remaining money once it supports the medical cases of patients who require specialized treatment.