Worry as 7 Children Die of Malaria in 24 Hours

  • Health officials have raised concern over the health situation in Kakamega county following increased mortality rates of malaria as seven children died within 24 hours.

    The children, all aged between one and five years were patients at Kakamega General Hospital.

    The deaths have been blamed on late diagnosis as the parents in the area are reported to be taking their children to the hospital late, when their condition is critical and their bodies too weak to fight the disease, even with medication.

    According to Citizen News, Kakamega General Hospital senior doctor Augustine Ajevi said that cases of malaria in the region have increased, especially among children since the rainy season began.

    Health officials have called on parents to take their children to hospitals as soon as they spot signs of illness, before it is too late.