In a rebuttal, a gynaecologist working with Mama Lucy Hospital admitted to the Senate Committee on Health that Maureen Onyango bled for six hours under their watch.
However, the doctor sought to absolve himself from the blame, noting that medics could not stabilise her high blood pressure.
“The patient had indeed bled, and an intervention could have been done earlier.
“She died because of losing a lot of blood,” the gynaecologist told the Senate Committee on Health in early November 2022.
Members of the public gather at Mama Lucy Hospital.
Twitter/Nation He further recounted that Maureen was received at 10.15 pm for an emergency caesarean section that was eventually performed at around 7.00 am the next day.
The doctor added that Maureen needed stabilisation due to high blood and pulse pressure.
“We kept her for 6 hours waiting because we had to lower her blood pressure, the bleeding started after the operation,” he recounted.
Mama Lucy Hospital doctors also responded to the alleged medical negligence case by demonstrating their effort to save the patient’s life.
“All we could do was to stabilize her. Operating on her in the state in which she was would have led to disaster,” Mama Lucy recounted.
The doctor noted that the woman died after developing post-delivery complications, which has happened before – sadly so.
Maureen Onyango was later transferred to Kiambu Level 5 hospital, where she later died on September 6 after experiencing excessive bleeding.
Her husband, Robert Omondi, on November 1, narrated that they arrived at Mama Lucy’s gate at 10:45 pm, where she was admitted until 7:00 am the following day when she underwent a cesarean section surgery.
“I realised my wife was bleeding after the operation, and a nurse I alerted ignored me,” Omondi told the Senate committee on Health.
Omondi was then forced to leave his newborns to attend to his wife, who was bleeding profusely.
The Senate Committee on Health was expected to issue a report on the matter before the end of November 2022.
Robert Omondi appears before the Senate Commitee on health on Tuesday, November 1.
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