A nurse working at the Migori County Referral Hospital on Thursday lost her life following an excessive post-delivery hemorrhage.
The Nurse , identified as Rosemary Otieno, passed away in the theater room as the doctors could not find blood to replace the much she had lost.
According to her husband Felix Otieno, the deceased developed complications a few minutes after delivery compelling doctors torush her to the theatre for further medical attention.
“I received a call from one of the nurses that she was in dire need for blood transfusion and extra medicine to contain the situation and rushed to the facility .”
Otieno recalls that one of the nurses issued him with a prescription note to purchase some drugs which would help contain the haemorrage.
“They instructed me to purchase sume iron tablets as well to help contain the situation. I got the tablets but when I got back to the hospital her situation had deterroriated,” noted Otieno.
Otieno says it was at this point that he sought a blood donor as he was unable to donate his blood since they were of differnt blood groups.
“I called one lof her brother who accepted to donate blood but the medics advised me not to hurry as they were in the process of securing some blood bags from Homa-bay.” he noted.
However, the hospital called to inform him that his wife had passed on and there was no need for a blood donor.
Otieno wonders why they were delayed to donate blood even as the doctors knew they had no blood reserve for any person of any blood group.
Migori County chief officer for health Dr Dalmas Oyugi told the Press that the nurse had been on duty until Wednesday when she went into labour. She was admitted at the facility and passed away while undergoing treatment.
He added that as a hospital “they were not able to contain the situation since they don’t have a functional blood bank.”
The officer alleged that they tried to so source for drugs from as far as Nairobi but all in vain.
He at the same time refuted claims that the referral hospital has run out of essential drugs saying they have enough.
In February, Migori governor Okoth Obado launched a consignment of drugs worth Sh6 million.