Boy, 3, with seven needles in body operated on


Boy, 3, with seven needles in body operated on

In Summary

  • Doctors at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital have successfully removed seven needles from the body of a three-year-old boy.
  • According to them, the needles were forcefully inserted into the child who is from West Pokot.
  • Addressing the Press at the Eldoret-based hospital, CEO Wilson Aruasa said it took surgeons 1hr 30minutes to remove the sewing needles.

Doctors at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital have successfully removed seven needles from the body of a three-year-old boy.

According to them, the needles were forcefully inserted into the child who is from West Pokot.

This is the second case this year after that of a 10-month-old baby, in Thika two months ago, who had 14 needles lodged in her body.

Addressing the Press in Eldoret on Saturday, MTRH chief executive Wilson Aruasa said it took surgeons 1 hour 30 minutes to surgically remove the sewing needles.

He said six were lodged inside his liver and one inside the small intestine. Dr. Aruasa added that the child is now stable and is recuperating at the ICU.

Reports indicate the child had been staying with the grandparents after the mother left to be married by another man.

He was first taken to Kapenguria County Referral Hospital before being moved to MTRH.

Dr. Aruasa indicated that the child would stay at the hospital until he has fully recovered. He will then be released to the Department of Children Services.

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