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Mother sues city hospital over Sh2m after delivery - 9 months ago, 13 July 00:10

Paul Ogemba

A woman has sued the Nairobi Hospital for cruel treatment after she was detained over a Sh2 million bill.

Naomi Wangui Mwangi argued that she did not understand how a procedure that would have cost Sh220,000 escalated to more than Sh2 million.

She said she developed complications after delivery due to a doctor’s negligence.

“I gave birth to a healthy baby through caesarean section, and we were both fine and discharged from the maternity. However, due to the doctor’s negligence, I developed some complications, which made me stay for more days,” said Wangui.

Ms Mwangi says she was admitted to the hospital on February 12, adding that the caesarean section cost Sh220,000 and was settled by her insurance.

However, she stated that the doctor that attended to her did not complete the procedure after operation, leading to the perforation of her colon.

This made her stay in hospital for another week. And ...
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