Athi River hospital deny claims of negligence after death of two infants

The management at the Athi River Medical Hospital where two infants died on Sunday morning have refuted claims of negligence after one of the families that lost a child accused the hospital’s management of failing to provide proper treatment to the baby.

The Doctor-in-charge of the hospital David Omega said the two babies who were born through caesarian on Friday and Saturday succumbed to complications during the surgeries.

He stated that the first baby was very small weighing 1.5 kilogrammes and had to be put in an incubator, He added that he second baby weighed 2.2 kgs and developed respiratory distress. The baby died on the way to Machakos Level Five Hospital.