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Nairobi CBD road accident leaves 13 nursing injuries

Thirteen people are currently nursing injuries after they were involved in a road accident when a vehicle they were travelling in overturned.

The 13 were injured after a Ngong Town-bound bus rolled at the junction of Uhuru Highway and Haile Selassie Avenue in Nairobi on Sunday night.

Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) chief executive officer Dr Thomas Mutie confirmed that the referral hospital received the passengers who comprised of eight males and five females.

DISCHARGED

He said that one of the accident victims was taken to the hospital by St Johns Ambulance while the other 12 were brought in by good Samaritans.

“Kenyatta National Hospital on Sunday, December 23, 2018, 9.00pm received thirteen (13) victims of a motor vehicle accident through the KNH Accident and Emergency department. They were eight male and five (5) female with various levels of injuries,” Dr Mutie said in a statement.

He said seven of the victims, who had sustained soft tissue injuries, were treated and discharged while one underwent surgery in the hospital’s theatre for traumatic amputation of the upper arm.

SURGERY

The KNH boss stated that one other patient was transferred to Coptic Hospital on request by the relatives while another patient was observed after a CT-Angiogram and transferred to Karen Hospital where he works as an employee.

“There is also a seven 7-year-old girl who had a crash injury on the left arm which could not be re-implanted due to the nature of the injury,” he said.

He explained that the hospital has put in place an appropriate medical management plan for the remaining two patients of this accident who have since undergone surgery at the facility.

He, however, urged public transport operators to be extremely careful on the road during this festive season to avoid fatalities and injuries to their passengers.