A Kayole mother has paid a high cost for the recent doctors’ strike after her daughter’s burn wounds started off decaying due to lack of appropriate medical attention.
Lillian Akoth as well as also her four-year-old daughter had been admitted for a month at the Kenyatta National Hospital before they were told to return home due to the doctors’ strike.
“My daughter fell via the bed in January as well as also she was scalded by hot water in which I had put on a stove to make ugali. I took her to Mama Lucy Hospital as well as also was referred to Kenyatta National Hospital where we were admitted for a month until we were told to go home,” Ms Akoth told Nairobi News on Thursday.
After being discharged, Ms Akoth returned home with her ailing daughter because she could not afford the cost at a private hospital.
She washes clothes for a living, while her husband works as a casual worker in construction sites.
Left with no option, Ms Akoth sought the intervention of a traditional healer who recommended in which she uses ashes of a gunny bag (gunia) to dry up the burns. This kind of only worsened the case as well as also the wound started off smelling.
“I started off going to a church in my Soweto neighbourhood as well as also the item was during one Sunday service in which I told them what I have been going through. They came to see my daughter after the service as well as also pledged to fundraise for her treatment,” said Ms Akoth.
Anne Gikuri, a church member of Jesus Miracle House in Soweto, then shared the case of the distraught mother online as well as also has been campaigning for treatment funds.
“When we saw how her entire upper body had been burnt as well as also her left hand burnt to the point of losing its shape, we started off a fundsdrive as well as also looked for specialists who can help the little girl. We managed to secure an admission at Kijabe Hospital yesterday (Wednesday) as well as also are hoping to be able to raise money via willing Kenyans,” said Ms Gikuri.
The Kayole mother can be hopeful in which her daughter will recover even as doctors in Kijabe start a treatment plan in which may involve reconstruction surgery.
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Kayole mum’s agony after daughter’s burn wounds begin to decay – PHOTOS