Patient Drops Dead While Driving Himself to Hospital [VIDEO]

  • A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at the Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke
  • A video has surfaced showing a man who dropped dead after driving himself to a local health facility. 

    The video that was shared on Tuesday, July 7, showed medics dressed in hazmat suits putting the man’s body in a white body bag. 

    According to eyewitness reports from Juja, Nairobi, the man had driven himself in a red car and after experiencing breathing problems.

    Medical practitioners in protective gear at the Coronavirus Isolation facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Medical practitioners in protective gear at the Coronavirus Isolation facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    KENYANS.CO.KE

    Despite the threat of a potential Covid-19 fatality, locals started gathering to watch the medics collect the body and disinfect the scene. 

    Police officers from Juja Sub-county dispersed the crowd as health officials drove away.

    Ministry of Health (MoH) CS Mutahi Kagwe during his Covid-19 update on Tuesday, July 7, stated that Covid-19 cases would be handled in the counties in which they are discovered and reiterated the need for counties to be well prepared. 

    The MoH called upon Kenyans to ensure they kept their respective county governments accountable.

    “You should be harassing your governments to make sure that they have facilities to take care of you when you get sick,” Kagwe stated. 

    The ministry indicated st the cases in Kenya were mild and could be treated using the Ministry of Healths’ home care protocols. 

    As of July 7, 2020, over 600 Covid-19 patients had been released into home-based care to create more resources for critical patients.  

    The adoption of home-based care was aimed at relieving pressure on the country’s medical system as the number of Covid-19 cases continued to rise exponentially.

    The guidelines, released on June 21, advised that patients needed not to share space with others, and revert to an environment where access to food iwa guaranteed, and personal protective equipment is available.