- ALLOW STUDENT TO TRAVEL TO INDIA FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT: LEADERS URGE GOVERNMENT
A section of Embu leaders are calling upon the Ministry of Health to rescind on a decision barring a 24 year old university student from travelling to India for kidney transplant. This comes after the Ministry of Health claimed that such services are available in Kenya and hence there is no need of Kenneth Kinyua to travel outside the country.
Kinyua, an IT student at Mt Kenya University was diagnosed with stage five kidney failure last year and has been surviving on three dialysis sessions every week. “If members of parliament are going out of the country to seek medical attention, why would an ordinary Kenyan be barred from seeking specialised medical services from outside”? Wondered Steve Simba, Runyenjes Central ward MCA. The leader noted that the country lacks the capacity to treat some complex diseases. Runyenjes MP Eric Muchangi said that it is the right of any citizen to seek and access healthcare both within and out of the country. Kinyua was diagnosed with stage five kidney failure last year and has been surviving on three dialysis sessions per week. The 24-year-old from Runyenjes has also considerably lost weight from 65 kgs in August 2017 to 30 kgs today. Last month, a kidney recipient died hours after transplant at the Embu level five hospital in a botched operation…