A nurse implicated in the death of a newborn baby at a hospital in Makueni County has been sacked.
The development comes barely a week after The Standard highlighted the plight of a woman who lost her baby within 24 hours of delivery in what was termed as negligence by the nurse.
County Health Executive Andrew Mulwa, who announced the nurse’s ban from practicing within Makueni County, said the health worker depicted gross misconduct in discharge of duties.
On April 26, Dorcus Kambua, 25, visited Kitise Health Centre within Makueni County after developing labour pains at her home in Athiani village.
She arrived at the facility around 11am and delivered a baby boy two hours later.
After birth, the nurse informed the mother that the baby would not survive since it had been born with a dead brain and had failed to cry after birth as required.
“He took it to another room and cautioned me against opening the room before leaving,” Kambua told The Standard.
Source: standard media