23 May 2018

Kenya: Mbagathi Hospital on Fire - Mothers, Newborns Stranded

Mothers and newborns have been left stranded following a 2am fire at the maternity wing of Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi.

The building that caught fire was constructed in 2014 and was on April 26 this year condemned by city county engineers.

The engineers declared the block structurally unsound after hospital staff complained that cracks were all over.

The Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) on Wednesday called on the county to evacuate the remaining unit, the newborn unit from the maternity wing.

The union also asked its members to vacate the building with immediate effect.

"The County Adminstration is hereby notified that the union shall take legal action in case they fail to act swiftly to protect life and property as provided in the law and expected of a government," said KNUN general secretary Seth Panyako.

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