4-year-old 'abandoned' in Kenyan hospital amid strike

2016-12-07 10:06


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Nairobi – A 4-year-old child has been abandoned and left in the care of cleaners at a Kenyan hospital, as doctors and nurses continue with a nationwide strike over pay rise, a report says.

According to BBC, the baby, Hope Awiti, who is suffering from malnutrition, has been at the hospital since September. 

A cleaner at the hospital in the western city of Kisimu, said she was concerned about the child's health.

This came a day after reports indicated that at least 100 mentally ill patients had escaped from a hospital in the capital Nairobi.

An operation was under way to return the patients.

Doctors and nurses in the east African country began a nationwide strike after talks called by the health ministry collapsed over the weekend.

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