Two medics arrested at troubled Shalom Hospital over deadly jab
Two medics attached to Shalom Hospital in Athi River, Machakos county have been arrested following the death of a toddler as a result of a deadly jab.
The seven-month-old baby died on Sunday hours after he was apparently injected by a nurse at the facility.
Speaking to NTV, the infant’s mother, Juliana Mutheu, said their son got scalded by hot water from a water dispenser at their house on Saturday night.
“My son had minor burns on Saturday night and on Sunday morning I decided to take him to the hospital and he was given a jab but when we went back home he looked weak and we decided to take him back,” said the teary mother.
The deceased child’s father, Jonathan Musau, says the medics who treated their son have been apportioning blame at each other and that the hospital hasn’t given them a satisfactory answer.
The baby’s body was taken to Montezuma Monalisa Funeral Home in Machakos.
On Sunday, police from Machakos Police Station arrested the two nurses who were involved in the incident.
This incident comes just two weeks after an administrator and a nurse at the same facility were arrested following a viral video showing a woman giving birth at the reception as nurses enjoyed their cup of tea.
The administrator, Thomas Ndolo, was arrested alongside a nurse identified as Edna Nyarangi following public outrage triggered by the viral video.
Mr Ndolo was taken in for alleged negligence while the nurse was arrested for practicing without a license.
The facility was given 30 days to comply with the required health standards recommended in a clinical audit set to be conducted by the task force or have its license revoked.
This was after a task force, led by the Nursing Council and Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, visited the hospital.