Machakos Level 5 Hospital is currently under investigations after a newborn baby disappeared at the facility moments after birth.
According to relatives of the woman who delivered at the hospital, they were unable to trace the baby after the mother gave birth on Wednesday.
It is reported that the woman’s brother, who accompanied her to the facility on the day of her delivery, was informed that the baby who was delivered through Cesarean section died at birth.
The brother mentioned: “My sister demanded to be shown her baby’s corpse which the hospital’s management failed to provide.
“The hospital’s management instead started dodging the family. This morning we were told that the management would give us a report on the matter at 2.00 pm which they didn’t.,” he stated.
Machakos County Director of Medical Services Dr Joel Mwova confirmed the occurrence of the incident affirming that the matter is under investigations.
Mwova mentioned: “I was given phone number of one of the relatives, I called him to find out what exactly happened but he was in a meeting with heads of other departments. I want to get report from the nurses in charge so that I give you a comprehensive report.”
The Medical director further noted that a child disappearing in hospital is a criminal offence and the matter will be looked into.
This incident happens barely days after another case of maternal negligence was reported.
On Wednesday, a woman died due to over-bleeding at St Teresa Hospital while undergoing a c-section in Kikuyu.
Additionally in a separate incident, a woman delivered at the reception of Shalom Hospital in Athi River while the nurses enjoyed tea.