Embu Level Five hospital Accused of Killing a patient through failed blood transfusion.
A family of a 30-year-old-man wants action taken against a staff member at the Embu Level five hospital for allegedly having transfused blood to the meant for an 84-year-old man to the young man.
Bernard Karari Muthinja’s family, through Eunice Njeri Muthinja, mother to the departed, says that all was well until the hospital staff suggested Karari’s blood levels be examined before getting discharged.
She goes on to say that one hospital staff urged them to procure medication that would boost his blood levels at home since the hospital pharmacy had run out stock but they settled to gather family members the next day to donate blood for one of them.
The hospital offered two pints of blood which her son was to receive through the night but come the next morning, ailing Bernard Karari was yet to receive blood despite spending the night at the hospital.
Betty Muthinja, sister to the deceased, says that after much complaining that morning, nurses at the facility finally started transfusing the blood but before completion, their younger sister noticed wrong names on the blood brother was receiving; indicating it belonged to a certain Bernard Njeru aged 84 years.
The family say Nurses apologized for the mistakes but the patient’s health deteriorated fast to his death.
Embu Level Five Hospital management has avoided commenting on the matter, saying police have launched investigations.
Embu County Police commandant Daniel Rukunga has confirmed various individuals have recorded statements with Embu West Directorate of Criminal Investigations as the justice process begins.