Klebsiella at KNH.

Meria Mata

Elder Statesman
#1
An docs kujeni kiasi, @panktcha @Luther12 hii nimeiskia leo.
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Eleven babies died at the Kenyatta National Hospital’s newborn unit last week, and a drug-resistant bacterium known as Klebsiella is suspected to be the cause, the Nation has learnt.
The situation was aggravated by lack of the most basic products for taking care of babies.
SUCK FLUIDS
Sources at the hospital, who did not want to be named for fear of reprisals, said the neonates — a medical term for babies under one month — died last week due to Klebsiella and other factors, compounded by the poor state of the ward.
Nurses, the Nation observed, have had to improvise feeding tubes and syringes, which cause bruises and bleeding in the babies’ noses and mouths. The babies are still fully breastfed, so the mothers express milk every three hours, which is fed to the babies through the nasogastric tube that can either go through the nose or mouth. The milk is drawn into a syringe and then injected into the tube in drops, as the nurses wait on gravity to take it down the babies’ throats.
But with the tubes perennially out of stock, the nurses are forced to use syringes and other tubes used to aspirate — suck fluids — for feeding the babies. These are inappropriate and hurts them.

A clandestine spot check at the facility on Tuesday and Wednesday showed that up to three children share a cot, putting them at risk of infecting each other with bugs like Klebsiella.
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kasaman

Village Elder
#2
An docs kujeni kiasi, @panktcha @Luther12 hii nimeiskia leo.
.

Eleven babies died at the Kenyatta National Hospital’s newborn unit last week, and a drug-resistant bacterium known as Klebsiella is suspected to be the cause, the Nation has learnt.
The situation was aggravated by lack of the most basic products for taking care of babies.
SUCK FLUIDS
Sources at the hospital, who did not want to be named for fear of reprisals, said the neonates — a medical term for babies under one month — died last week due to Klebsiella and other factors, compounded by the poor state of the ward.
Nurses, the Nation observed, have had to improvise feeding tubes and syringes, which cause bruises and bleeding in the babies’ noses and mouths. The babies are still fully breastfed, so the mothers express milk every three hours, which is fed to the babies through the nasogastric tube that can either go through the nose or mouth. The milk is drawn into a syringe and then injected into the tube in drops, as the nurses wait on gravity to take it down the babies’ throats.
But with the tubes perennially out of stock, the nurses are forced to use syringes and other tubes used to aspirate — suck fluids — for feeding the babies. These are inappropriate and hurts them.

A clandestine spot check at the facility on Tuesday and Wednesday showed that up to three children share a cot, putting them at risk of infecting each other with bugs like Klebsiella.
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Mr Black

Village Elder
#3
The Healthcare aspect of the Big4 agenda is not structured in a way that addresses the biggest problems, Universal Healthcare means shit in a country with such gross mismatch between healthcare facilities-medics and the population being attended to, quality control pia is pathetic.

Look at KNH, underfunded, mismanaged and somehow expected to cater for all referrals in Nairobi and Kiambu counties whose populations exceed 8million people, they are set up to fail from the get-go.

Matters at the county are no better, county 047 has the highest infant mortality rate in Kenya, @nichonasri , tell your boss to stop bragging he hasnt done shit yet, more than 12000 neonates have no access to qualty specialised care.

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panktcha

Village Elder
#4
Things are very bad in healthcare. Ni kubaya sana! I see people die needlessly everyday. You should see the mortality data for some counties like Kiambu... :(

The GoK does not prioritise basic public healthcare for all Kenyans. Mostly because, there are only a few billions to steal and if they steal too much, more people will die and the stealing will be noticed e.g. NHIF.

So they loot Agriculture, Water, Infrastructure, Education, Defence, Youth, Interior and such other ministries.

Governors, under whom most of the health responsibility lies, gave up a long time ago. It is a complex task and most of them do not possess the managerial ability to coordinate basic healthcare for their people. Waititu, Sonko, Joho?
 
#5
Things are very bad in healthcare. Ni kubaya sana! I see people die needlessly everyday. You should see the mortality data for some counties like Kiambu... :(

The GoK does not prioritise basic public healthcare for all Kenyans. Mostly because, there are only a few billions to steal and if they steal too much, more people will die and the stealing will be noticed e.g. NHIF.

So they loot Agriculture, Water, Infrastructure, Education, Defence, Youth, Interior and such other ministries.

Governors, under whom most of the health responsibility lies, gave up a long time ago. It is a complex task and most of them do not possess the managerial ability to coordinate basic healthcare for their people. Waititu, Sonko, Joho?
How can we solve this issue?
 
#10
Why shouldn't they take the blame?why?
Do doctors purchase medical equipment and instruments in a hopspital? Do they sterilize the equipment used within the facility? Do they clean the floors or hospital gowns for the patients? Are they responsible for availability of sufficient drugs within the facility!?
 

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