Patient goes missing from Nakuru Level Five Hospital


Patient goes missing from Nakuru Level Five Hospital
File image of an empty ward. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Julius Waithaka Mwangi, a mechanic, was admitted at Nyayo Ward 11, bed number 35, on Wednesday last week after he collapsed while at his work place in Langalanga Estate.
  • According to a colleague, Peter Kimani, the 56-year-old man collapsed on Wednesday afternoon due to blood pressure and was immediately rushed to the hospital.
  • Kimani said the patient regained consciousness after two days and he went to visit him on Friday last week.

A patient who was admitted at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital a week ago has reportedly disappeared under unclear circumstances.

Julius Waithaka Mwangi, a mechanic, was admitted at Nyayo Ward 11, bed number 35, on Wednesday last week after he collapsed while at his work place in Langalanga Estate.

According to a colleague, Peter Kimani, the 56-year-old man collapsed on Wednesday afternoon due to blood pressure and was immediately rushed to the hospital.

Kimani said the patient regained consciousness after two days and he went to visit him on Friday last week. He added that he learnt of his disappearance on Saturday and questioned the hospital staff but was told to look for Waithaka at the morgue.

The distraught colleague, however, says he neither found Waithaka’s body at the facility’s morgue nor at the Nakuru Public Morgue and it was then that he decided to make a formal report at Nakuru Showground Police Station under OB number 11/6/8/2018.

Speaking to Citizen Digital on phone, the hospital medical superintendent Dr. Joseph Mburu, said he was unaware of the case and needed some time to confirm it.

Waithaka, who hails from Gatundu in Kiambu County, is said to have been living alone in Nakuru where he has been working as a mechanic for the past 20 years.

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