•Elizabeth Naserian on Sunday claimed her son, Willy Sabore’s sugar levels stood at 14 when he left for St Crispin Afya Hospital in Kajiado town on November 8.
•“I have buried my late son without answers from the county and I am giving them an opportunity now to explain why they kept my son in an ambulance vehicle for 5 hours without attending to him. That is all,” Naserian demanded.
The mother of the diabetic patient who died at the Kajiado referral hospital on November 10 wants an apology from the county government.
Elizabeth Naserian on Sunday claimed her son, Willy Sabore’s sugar levels stood at 14 when he left for St Crispin Afya Hospital in Kajiado town on November 8.
Naserian said all she wants is an apology from the county government over the death of her son, and nothing more.
“I have buried my late son without answers from the county and I am giving them an opportunity now to explain why they kept my son in an ambulance vehicle for 5 hours without attending to him. That is all,” Naserian demanded.
Sabore was referred by doctors at the St Crispin Afya Hospital to the county referral hospital on November 10 after his health deteriorated.
Naserian claims her son could not have died had the doctors at the county hospital acted fast to treat him.
When we called Crispin Hospital on Sunday, we were told to reach out to them for comment on Monday because a doctor who handled Sabore’s case was away.
The county government has not responded to claims Sabore could have died after waiting for 5 hours in an ambulance before admitting him on November 10.
The county health minister Alex Kilowua declined our request to interview him over the same and even refused to respond to text messages regarding the same after Sabore died in their hospital.
The Star started calling Kilowua on Thursday, November 17 until late on Saturday, but he could not pick up our calls or responds to our text messages.
On Thursday, last week, a senior official at the county health department told the Star that the CEC member is the only person who can address the media on such “sensitive” matters.
The official did not clarify what “sensitive” matters are but were aware of the death that occurred at their facility.
The Official claimed the county minister had been fully briefed on what happened at the county hospital before the death of the diabetic patient.
Sabore’s wife, Emily Kathambi, told the Star on Sunday on the phone from the Maili Tisa town in Kajiado that her husband was transferred to the county referral hospital at 10.00 am on November 10 but the doctors took him in at 3.00 pm after five hours waiting.
“My husband was diabetic and we even told the doctors at the county hospital but none of them was listening. My husband complained that his health was deteriorating. When they finally admitted him, they told us Sabore had passed on,” said Kathambi.
Kathambi said after doctors announced her husband’s death, they took him to the mortuary, where the body was reserved for 7 days and later given a bill of Sh5,000.
“We buried my husband on Friday in Meru on the land of his father. Up to now, the county government has not come to us to explain why their doctors acted funny,” claimed Kathambi.
At the time of filing this story, the CEC member for health had not responded to our messages or called us to clear the air on the matter.